Upgrade Day! Anyone Else Upgrading?

Lanny!! Just listened to both the recordings, yeah, the upgrades just make that bass sound so “right”, smooth, precise. But part of that is the bass player too, lol, you just look like a bass dude, I mean, you did before, but there’s this vibe now in the video, like that bass is just an extension of you, just a naturalness to your playing, hard to explain, but lovin’ it man!!

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Good to see you Lanny! The bass sounds great and the performance outstanding as always.
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Killer! I wonder if the biggest difference is in the max resistances on the tone pots. That would explain a lot. Could be the cap too if it is a really different value.

The cap being different would explain the different filtering of the low end. What were the stock values?

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Nice work, @Griff . . . :+1:

Good to hear from you, and glad you’re doing well . . . :slight_smile:

Cheers
Joe

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Thanks @Vik!! Been a while hasn’t it?? It really wasn’t one of my best jobs playing, but it’s a fun song to warm up with.

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Thanks @JerryP! Was rushing it a bit, but with cleaner tones and less carryover harmonics, I’ll need to adjust my muscle memory a bit. I like warming up with this song because it’s one that incorporates many different techniques, and the drum beat is very faint.

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I’m thinking that one of the major differences would be the size of the cap. In the original wiring, both pots were 250k however the cap was very small and was wired a bit differently. Also, I used coaxial cable from the plug to the volume pot and soldered the coax grounds at each of the ends. Could also be the quality of the pots…

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Hangin’ in there Joe @Jazzbass19!!.. So much going on out here at the “Middle Georgia Kingdom”!!.. Good to hear from you too old friend!

Keep on Thumpin’!
Lanny

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