#1
Hi
first off I'm sorry for posting yet another one of those threads to help a bass sound. I just a good punch or enough growl out of my new bass and half stack combo. First off I just bought a fender aerodyne jazz and a gallien krueger backline 600 and a 4x12 cabinet. I have tried a lot of things to try to get that distinct sound, I've read the EQing Section in the FAQ and i usually have my settings at treble: 6 high mid: 8 low mid: 7 bass : 5 and i have my pickups usually favoring the bridge with about 70% percent and the neck at about 30 or 50%. Should i put the money in an EQ pedal and an overdrive for some punch? I'm not really sure what to do because i figured this would be my dream sound. but its kind of bland for the most part. Does anyone have any tips or anything?

one last question: what exactly does a preamp do?

thanks in advance
#3
If you're looking for a Mark Hoppus sound (judging solely by your avatar) use a pick and just the neck pickup. If you're playing finger-style try playing right over the bridge pickup with the bridge pickup all the way up.

A preamp shapes the signal from your bass before it's amplified by the power amp.
#4
Hmmm....You seem to do be doing it right.

What kind of strings are you using? Try playing closer to the bridge.
#5
When i play with my fingers i play at the bridge. I use ernie ball super slinkies on that bass.

What would be a good preamp to loook into buying?
#6
Have you tried a brand spanking new set of rotosounds or stadium elites?

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