Post Number: 6
|Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 4:37 pm: |
I've noticed that the bottom 2 strings (E & A) on my Stanley standard are quite a bit louder than the other two and seem to have a different sound as well. Is there anything I can do to even the sound out a bit more. Also, when I play a C on the A string (3rd fret) the note is much, much louder than the others. I've tried EQing these frequencies out, but I just end up making the rest of the bass sound thin. Any ideas? Pickup distance??
I'm running it through Ashdown classic 2x10 + 1X15 with an EvoII 300 head.
Post Number: 4823
|Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 4:42 pm: |
If the volume difference is the same in both pickups (at either end of the blend control), I'd look to the strings as the culprit. I'd at least try more than one set of strings to rule them out if nothing else.
You can tilt both the pickups and the bridge, and doing either will bring the strings on one side of the neck closer to the magnetic coil in the pickup than the other.
Post Number: 1790
|Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 10:24 pm: |
Try changing strings?
Post Number: 96
|Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 12:01 am: |
I'd try changing strings and lowering the pickups on the E-A side.
I can't explain why the C would be so much louder, though.
Post Number: 1139
|Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 7:47 am: |
In addition to all of the above, I'd also verify this with a different amp/cabinet combination in a different room. Some amp/cab/room combinations will really emphasize certain notes.
Post Number: 1140
|Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 7:48 am: |
Additionally, cabinet placement can be a critical factor as well...
Post Number: 967
|Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 11:34 am: |
I've only noticed that scenario of unequal string response when using the sf2 to beef up the lower end. But I guess that would be expected.
Post Number: 5549
|Posted on Sunday, September 30, 2007 - 9:49 am: |
I tend to agree with John; when a single note is louder than the others, then the room or something in the room is probably resonating at that frequency.
And I agree with the others on the E and A being louder than the D and G. If the pickups are level, the next thing to look at is the strings. And if you really like those strings, then try as Mica suggests and tilt the pickups.
Post Number: 7
|Posted on Sunday, September 30, 2007 - 12:39 pm: |
Having lived with Stan for a couple of weeks, I think it was the room and amp that were resonating...But I've now got another problem. see my other thread "SC - Intonation up the neck...."