Bartolini Posted January 28, 2003 Share Posted January 28, 2003 Yesterday I jammed with a drummer at a studio with my MusicMan Sting Ray 4 string bass and got depressed on the bass. When I play with the fingers, the sound is punchy and heavy and it stands out and blends nicely with the drums. When I slapped, the sound was not as punchy as when I used fingers. Whe I slapped, I also noticed that the E note(7th Fret) on the A string is heavy and punchier than the D note (5th Fret). The D note does not ring and come out as equal as the E. So the slapping fades in to the sound of the drums.I also hear this metalic fret sound which is irritating. So there is a big difference of levels between Fingering and Slapping. Reason being the action is too low? It has nothing to do with my technique since my other bass has no problem under this situation.If your answer is the action, how should I raise it. By the truss rod wheel(which way should I turn?) or the saddles? When you slap, which setting do you prefer.....with more high mids and middle ranged trebles, or low mids and more trebles? And the bass know in the middle range,or high? Halp! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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