I am getting a nice bassry sound from the D& G strings. The E and A strings not so good. I’ve had a setup done and put on new strings, I have a Rumble 100 for an amp. It is a cheap guitar from Wal Mart. I was thinking of replacing the pickups. Has anyone had any experience with this or any suggestions?
Hows the rest of the guitar? Frets, action, neck fatness?
Btw maybe you just need to raise one side of the pick up to fix your issue.
What do you mean by ‘not so good’? What’s missing, what’s there?
To me it sounds flat, I worked with the knobs and got it sounding better but it doesn’tt have a deep bass sound. I thought perhaps I wasn’t plucking the string correctly, I’ve worked on that but to no avail
The guitar itself is fine, I like the fret action, have no problem playing it, the sound just doesn’t seem right to my tone deaf ear.
Then before any drastic actions maybe try raising the pickup higher. Thats the first thing that comes across my mind.
Could be pickup height. Might need to raise it on the low side (or lower it on the high side).
Agree pickup height is probably hte first place to look. You can look up what a good starting measurement is depending on P/J or humbucker pickups on your bass.
Or you can just raise it a little and see if it sounds better
Thanks John and Howard. I will try that.
Can you post a picture of the bass, so we know what you are working with.
This would help us to recommend pick ups, if an upgrade is in order.
Thanks for writing. I raised the pickup and also found that I have a tendency to pluck the E string with an upward motion rather than across. It seems my hand gets lazy, I have to make a conscious effort to correct that. Those 2 things make a big difference. i believe I am okay now.