With that setup, you can try the following:
(1) obviously EQing your amp differently than how you EQ it for your MH200 will help. For example, roll back bass a bit, bump up treble and play around with the middle until you get something that you like; and/or
(2) Since you do have a tube...
What rig do you run? Do you have access to an EQ pedal - or even at the very least an overdrive of some sort? If you don't want to change pickups, you're going to need external help to shape your tone.
EQ! This is just a very rough generalization, but try this:
"Muddy" usually means way too much boost on the 200-500hz range. Play around with scooping those frequencies first.
"Honky"/"Punch Mids" usually refers to the 600-1200 or so range.
"Bright"/"Icepicky" is 2-3k.
You'd be surprised...
it could be a multitude of things, including possibly some loose wiring on the pickup selector that causes a grounding issue. I've seen Epis where even from the factory they had to add some tape to make sure lugs from the switch don't accidentally short out when it touches the side of the...
One of those "just because" things. Changed the bridge to a a short bridge purely for cosmetics. Didn't expect any changes to tone - didn't get any changes to tone. Played around with a black pickguard too but it looked a bit weird on this shade of blonde so kept the white pickguard on it.
Glenn Fricker agrees :rofl:
I think it depends on the genre of music. I agree for bassists that only play rock, but most bassists that are schooled in jazz are usually at least decent and have a good ear for chord changes.
I hear ya... I'm only changing out probuckers "just because" (and also I have more than one with that config as my safety net). But it's fun to tinker too.
Definitely not touching the Fishmans in my Prophecy V.
yeah, I see the difference. It's almost like they traced the shape around the outside of a Gibson to make the template without taking into account tolerances due to the tracing (probably not the case, but reminds me of how Chinese factories used to copy stuff).
That's exactly it! If it looks good to the player, it'll probably sound fine - or if not, the player will do whatever it is to make it sound fine (unless there's a critical construction issue). It's an electric guitar - as long as it sounds good plugged in, looks good, then it's doing what it...
I completely agree with what you're saying. And yeah, Chinese factories cutting corners... I know exactly what you mean (I haven't lived there for extended periods, but even for factory visits and other work related trips, we got to saw more than we wanted to haha). I think what likely has...