#1
ok so I wrote a piece using harmonics and normal fretted notes. my dilemma is that I can't find a setting on my amp/bass that makes the harmonics ring out and the root notes sound clean. If i use the bridge pick up on my jazz bass the harmonics sound great but when I move my fingers on the strings you can hear the rubbing very well. I just need a happy medium of warm tones and bright harmonics.

thanks in advance,

loudog
#2
maybe get some string lubricant? should help a bit. other than that try to find the happy medium with your treble knob. this isn't really my area of expertise but it's where i'd start.
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#3
Harmonics come out best with the Mids, and I've found my Bridge pickup picks up a nice sweet clear harmonic with a good level, and with the other pick-up on the level decreases for some odd reason. I'm not an expert on the matter I can't explain it.

you could try playing on your bridge pick-up and rolling the tone knob off ever so slightly, but still keep the treble on your amp so it will remain clear.

Just a suggestion. May be wrong.
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#4
Boost mids (specifically around 400Hz and 1000hz) cut highs (8kHz and 5kHz) boost bass a little and cut out just a tad of low mids. Lean a little bit on the bridge pickup, but not too much. Keep in mind: don't boost or cut anything too much. Harmonics rely on a lot of different frequencies coming out, so a little boost and cut here and there is better than cranking or scooping anything.
#5
Yea, boost the high mids, and favor the bridge pick ups. Also, how old are you strings? They may just be too dead to sound harmonics properly
#6
i do need new strings. would a compressor help make my sound more even? i know it is hard for you guys to know what I am talking about without hearing the music. I will try to get a recording up when I get my bass back from school.
#7
Quote by loudog93
i do need new strings. would a compressor help make my sound more even? i know it is hard for you guys to know what I am talking about without hearing the music. I will try to get a recording up when I get my bass back from school.


Id get new strings before you start talking about compressors