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Forum: Bass Guitar 10-22-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
In this case, the depth of the nut slots would...

In this case, the depth of the nut slots would only matter if the open strings were buzzing. If a string is buzzing at a certain fret the nut height doesn't have any effect because it is behind the...
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-22-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
Dwarfii, In most cases when the first few frets...

Dwarfii,

In most cases when the first few frets buzz on each string it is a sign that the bass has too little relief (upbow caused by the tension of the strings). String vibrate in an elliptical...
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-22-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
First thing, try switching out the A string for a...

First thing, try switching out the A string for a new one, it's possible that it's defective (something that happens relatively often).

How do your pickup heights look? You can play around with them...
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-22-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
Did the string just come off the saddle, or did...

Did the string just come off the saddle, or did it completely come out of the bridge (so it was hanging by the tuner only)? What kind of bridge does the Schecter have?
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-22-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
The music store I used to manage was a Brian...

The music store I used to manage was a Brian Moore dealer, and I really liked those guitars! They were light, well made, well set up and high-quality. I probably sold 7 or 8 of them, and each...
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-27-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
If the tuner cost less than $20 you should...

If the tuner cost less than $20 you should probably spring for a Korg chromatic tuner with which to check your intonation.

When you adjust the saddle away from the neck, the string will go flatter....
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-27-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
Same here, I feel like a single 15" lacks a...

Same here, I feel like a single 15" lacks a lot of definition, which is often what helps you cut through the mix. You might have him compare his current amp with a 2x10, or something with similar...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-20-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
Double check all of your connections against the...

Double check all of your connections against the Seymour Duncan wiring diagram and make sure your pots are all the same values as those pictured in the diagram.

If fixing any of those potential...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-20-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
I've also seen a few (very good) hollow body...

I've also seen a few (very good) hollow body players put tape over the F-Holes, which supposedly reduces feedback.

As for your #1 list item OP, you probably could replace the bridge, but I'm not...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-20-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
Here's a sure-fire way to put the strap button(s)...

Here's a sure-fire way to put the strap button(s) in the perfect spot:

Get a Quik Grip clamp (with the soft rubber cauls) and clamp the horn-end of the guitar strap to the position you think will...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-16-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
It should at least be closer to an upright tone...

It should at least be closer to an upright tone with a piezo pickup like the K&K. Magnetic pickups tend to color the sound a bit more (like an electric bass), piezos will really pick up the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-15-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
+1 to all of that, especially the flatwounds...

+1 to all of that, especially the flatwounds (they are a bit easier to obtain that a brand new fretless bass guitar with a longer scale), possibly of a thicker gauge. Adjusting your playing technique...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-15-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
Yep, the tuners are not always the problem, and...

Yep, the tuners are not always the problem, and many times they are only part of the problem. Although, at $10, you almost can't go wrong, esp. if they are the same tuners that go into MIA...
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-15-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
I'd agree about the flatwound strings with a pick...

I'd agree about the flatwound strings with a pick (or at least a slightly percussive attack with thumb or finger). To my ear it sounds like there is some extra mid and bass in the EQ. Just play...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-15-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,257
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
Absolutely agreed. If you practice enough, no...

Absolutely agreed. If you practice enough, no matter who you are, you'll become great. You have to practice through those plateaus too, even when it seems like they will last forever...don't worry...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-14-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 795
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
I totally agree, very good point! You'll develop...

I totally agree, very good point! You'll develop much better, more accurate skill if you practice without one.
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-14-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 558
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
Forgive me gentlemen, but why are we still...

Forgive me gentlemen, but why are we still talking about a new bass when we know about the 15 watt amp?

Upgrading the amp from 15 watts will make all the difference in the world. You can hardly play...
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-14-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 558
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
Many times when I hear of similar issues it's...

Many times when I hear of similar issues it's less a problem with the bass and more an issue with a cheap amp, low signal, etc.

I'd head into a large music store and plug your current bass into a...
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-14-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 772
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
I'm jealous :) Just don't get a noise violation,...

I'm jealous :)

Just don't get a noise violation, or evicted :)
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-14-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 795
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
Nice list Sickz... I'd like to add two...

Nice list Sickz...

I'd like to add two things:

1) Make sure to mute properly with your left hand (you can also use a scrunchy hair band to mute the strings just in front of the nut, similar to the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-14-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 684
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
OP, one thing to keep in mind: lefty guitars are...

OP, one thing to keep in mind: lefty guitars are hard to find (like you mentioned in your first post). I know lots of left handers that learned to play righty just for conveniences' sake. Regardless...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-10-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 995
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
I always have to look this up to remember. I even...

I always have to look this up to remember. I even tried to change the title of the discussion to "Effect" instead of "Affect", but I don't think my change is reflected in the thread index.

:)
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-08-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,411
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
Excellent! :)

Excellent! :)
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-08-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
You should be concerned about this... Numbness,...

You should be concerned about this...

Numbness, tingles, etc. are signs of nerve issues. There's probably something about your technique that is cutting off some sort of signal or vessel.

If you're...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-08-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
Yep, keep practicing. IMO, good rhythm and...

Yep, keep practicing.

IMO, good rhythm and timing are things you maintain rather than learning them once then calling it a day. I've been playing a long time and I still play along with metronomes...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-08-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,021
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
A surprisingly large number of people think...

A surprisingly large number of people think electric guitar bodies are mostly plastic.

I've never actually seen a plastic body guitar...closest would be those clear acrylic electrics...I think the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-08-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
The $80 for all the work he's done thus far is...

The $80 for all the work he's done thus far is within the normal range, and might have even been a pretty sweet deal depending on how bad of shape the guitar was in before the setup.

The $80 for the...
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-08-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,411
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
I'm coming in a little late on this thread. I...

I'm coming in a little late on this thread. I guess consider the following resolutions to be for 2012:

I'd like to build a bass that can play the Brown Note...you guys would buy one of those,...
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-08-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
Yep... McGonigal, I was on a search for an...

Yep...

McGonigal, I was on a search for an acoustic bass guitar several years ago for the same reasons. I wanted something I could travel with and just take out and play when I had a spare moment or...
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-08-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By XylemBassGuitar
I've always wanted to do this. You could even...

I've always wanted to do this. You could even have completely different effects chains for each pickup...seems like a lot of potential in this setup.

OP, if you end up trying what shinhoman suggests...
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