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  • Jazz bass A strng problem.

    Guys, u served my father in the seymour duncan forum, I am inlcuding vital information to the survival of my bass in this post.

    Please help me you are my only hope!


    So my jazz bass ha s problem , the A strings sounds completely different from the others:

    it is clerly noticeable:

    -a drop in volume
    - a drop in tone quality;
    - a change in EQ of the string: looks like the A string has a mid boosted EQ in front , bass and treble greatly reduced.

    the sensation is also that there is a kind of "odd" vibration that accompanies the A string. Is like a metallic vibrating sound. Other strings on the other hand, sound fantastic, open, resonant and full.

    Before your answer, let me tell you the check i tried: truss rod for buzzing, fret level, bridge mounting + bridge parts mounting, eLectronics mounting and ground soldering.
    I unmounted the tuning keys, the nut, re-polished the frets, changed strings, tightened strap locks.
    I tried to dampen every exposed part of the string, behind the nut and at the bridge, I checked the nut slot,

    Nothing.

    I am about to burn my bass

    please help!

  • #2
    Re: Jazz bass A strng problem.

    The strings are the cheapest part on the guitar. Did you change it first?
    aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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    • #3
      Re: Jazz bass A strng problem.

      Pickup height, have you checked that? I had a bass that did the same thing.


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      • #4
        Re: Jazz bass A strng problem.

        It sounds like a bad string.


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        • #5
          Re: Jazz bass A strng problem.

          Hmm, I know there is an Antiquity P Bass pickup with a raised A pole, but there isn't a Jazz like that. It actually does sound like a string to me...have a spare string to test? Can you tap on the poles with something metal (lightly) and confirm the output across strings is the same?
          Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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          • #6
            Re: Jazz bass A strng problem.

            Jazz Basses normally have a weak A string. It's my pet peeve about them. It is more prominent the lower you have the pickup set.

            What is your pickup height?

            I would post a video of the problem.
            Originally posted by LesStrat
            Yogi Berra was correct.
            Originally posted by JOLLY
            I do a few chord things, some crappy lead stuff, and then some rhythm stuff.

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            • #7
              Re: Jazz bass A strng problem.

              Hello guys!

              thanks for the answers so far

              here is avideo, is just me plucking strings! you van clerly hearthe A string sounds metallic, like something is vibrating. https://we.tl/t-QU7hzxmFux

              checked also pickup heigt, nothing wrong , and changed sting... no solution

              i am desperate!

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              • #8
                Re: Jazz bass A strng problem.

                tried my frind, still there

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                • #9
                  Re: Jazz bass A strng problem.

                  Your link is worthless. Did you try changing the string yet?
                  aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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                  • #10
                    Re: Jazz bass A strng problem.

                    Originally posted by ICTGoober View Post
                    Your link is worthless. Did you try changing the string yet?
                    sorry man th elink does ork perfectly for me!

                    yes is one of the first things i did!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Jazz bass A strng problem.

                      Originally posted by ICTGoober View Post
                      The strings are the cheapest part on the guitar. Did you change it first?
                      I did

                      gonna do it again

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                      • #12
                        Re: Jazz bass A strng problem.

                        Originally posted by jimilee View Post
                        Pickup height, have you checked that? I had a bass that did the same thing.


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                        pickup height is cool, and tapped the poles emit a even volume ;-)

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                        • #13
                          Re: Jazz bass A strng problem.

                          I had a similar problem last year and as stupid as it seems the problem was the cable.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Jazz bass A strng problem.

                            If the poles have the same volume...have you tested the volume of the strings with the bass not plugged in? Maybe it is a vibration issue.
                            Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                            • #15
                              Re: Jazz bass A strng problem.

                              Originally posted by Mincer View Post
                              If the poles have the same volume...have you tested the volume of the strings with the bass not plugged in? Maybe it is a vibration issue.
                              DEFINITELY vibration! problem is , what the hell is vibrating?

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