#1
I just got a new American Standard Precision. I took the stock Fender strings off and replaced them with Roto's RS77LD flats. Now that I did that it seems to have lost some of it's volume and boom on the E and A strings.(mainly the E).
Does stringing it through the body or top load make a difference? I did it through the body. Also, is it ok to string through with the smaller strings(DG)and over the top with the E and A or should they all be the same. I would like to do the E over the top just so it will be easier on the string. Thanks.
Fender Geddy Lee, Precision (MIA), Fender Standard Jazz, Ibanez SR700, GK MB210 combo, GK 210MBE
#3
usually after buying a new bass you need to get it setup, so you should probably do that if you don't know how to
#4
You certainly can string different strings through the body or through the bridge, if you look at I think the Hipshot ad, they string a bass both ways.
Yes it does make a difference in terms of sound. I think, but have no experience with, that through body provides greater sustain. If I remember the ad correctly, through-body provides superior attack and sustain, and through bridge provides smooth traditional tones. But Hipshot could be talking complete cobblers.
#5
I wasn't thinking. The stock strings were the Fenders that are tapered at the bridge end, the ball end. The strings I used to replace these weren't tapered. That moved the string away from the pickup as well as the fretboard. I lowered the saddles of the E and A strings and it sounds good. Thanks.
Fender Geddy Lee, Precision (MIA), Fender Standard Jazz, Ibanez SR700, GK MB210 combo, GK 210MBE