#1
My bass sounds like it's distorting constantly. It is a lot more noticable on the higher notes. I cant figure out what is causing it. It isn't because of the gain. I don't use any effects, I tried turning off the EQ and the compressor on the amp and i tried changing leads. Any ideas on what could be causing this? My bass is an LTD B-10 and my amp is Ashdown EB 12-180 EVO II Combo.
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#2
its probably just the sound of the amp, did you play it yet in a band and recorded it? most bass players use little distortion to cut through the mix, so unless your a jazzy guy, you shouldnt worry about it
#3
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its probably just the sound of the amp, did you play it yet in a band and recorded it? most bass players use little distortion to cut through the mix, so unless your a jazzy guy, you shouldnt worry about it


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#4
Change the battery if it's active.
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#5
No active stuff at all in this bass, its from a starter pack :p I havent played it with a band yet.
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#6
it's more likely something has gone wrong with the amp
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#7
Have you tried using a different lead?
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#8
I've tried about 3 different leads. They all sound clean if i use them with my guitar and guitar amp
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#9
Is the input volume on your amp up too high?

Where is the needle on the VU going to when you play? If it's spending a lot of time in the red turn the input volume down and maybe plug your bass in to the other input.
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#10
The input is just under half way and that is also where the needle usually is.
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#11
im gonna go on a whim here. is it fret buzz?

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#12
No, it's definetly coming from the amp.
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#13
If it's a starter bass amp, it's probably bust, what amp is it by the way?

Edit:

*reads OP*

Oh right, well it's weird for Ashdowns to break, they're normaly awesome. You got another amp you can test it with?
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#14
I tried it on the amp that came with the starter pack. It's still there but it's ever so slight.
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