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FDP Forum / The Squier Forum / PJ Bass with nasally sounding D and G strings?



Jul 8th, 2016 09:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have a Pj bass that has twangier round sounding E and A strings (I like this) and the D and G strings get real mid-rangey nasal sounding (don't like it so much). Has anyone else experienced this?

I notice it when both pups are cranked all the way with my tone know turned down almost half way.

If I turn the neck pup completely down and have the bridge pup cranked- all the strings have that same nasally tone. If I turn the bridge completely down and crank the neck- I get a pretty fat sound but somewhat nasally.

I don't think my pickup settings are out of whack- could that be it?

Everything is stock.

PJ Bass

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Jul 9th, 2016 06:43 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'd adjust pickup height first, it's free.

Change strings past that.

Tony F

Long Island, NY

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Feb 10th, 2018 04:23 PM   Edit   Profile  

Any bridge jazz pup is gonna sound a bit nasal or tuba like that's ok.
The P pup is a humbucker in the sweet spot and should always sound good. Just for the heck of it play the bass with no amp and listen, put the body to your ear if need be. This way you can eliminate all electronics and see if it's an acoustical problem like the strings.

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Feb 11th, 2018 01:38 PM   Edit   Profile  

Also check to ensure the pickups are snug in their mountings.

If they are loose, e.g., the foam under them is compressed and not providing sufficient pressure, that can often make pickups generate weird overtones.

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