The title of this thread pretty much describes a problem I’m having with the setup on my ESP. When I slide, it sounds like I’m going over railroad tracks instead of the smooth slide that I’m used to. That’s the best way I can describe it, but you can listen for yourself on the two demo tracks I’ve linked below.
Both my ESP and my Hofner have LaBella flatwounds on them, and both sounded smooth as silk before I started fiddling around with the ESP. Now the ESP has this railroad track sound to the slides. Take a listen and tell me what you think I messed up (The slide is from the B on the E string down to the F):
Hofner… smooth as silk as it should be
ESP … horrible staccato sound as my finger passes over the frets
@John_E you have this same bass with LaBella flats on it. Check yours and compare it with how mine sounds.