Let's see your BASS VI, people



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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby drolo » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:57 am

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So I went a little nuts with the spray paint. The new strings are fantastic. The new wiring definitely helped, it is now louder than my strat, before it was quieter.

Nice stripes :-)
Would you mind sharing some info about that wiring you mentioned?
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby lefchr » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:40 pm

The wiring is the same I just replaced the pots with 500k cts pots I had around. I also had some vintage style cloth wire that I ran from the pickup control switches to the volume instead of whatever was in there. Also, I put some shielding tape under the pickups. I would have done the rest of the cavity but I ran out. At some point I'll pick some more up and finish the job.
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby fever606 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:04 pm

Finally ordered a wide Staytrem bridge for my VI! :joy: Trying to figure out what pickups to do next, mulling a pair of Jaguar Quarter Pounders (I really liked the Jazzmaster QPs in my Jazzuar) but not sure what to do for the third... :grumpy:
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby drolo » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:29 pm

lefchr wrote:The wiring is the same I just replaced the pots with 500k cts pots I had around. I also had some vintage style cloth wire that I ran from the pickup control switches to the volume instead of whatever was in there. Also, I put some shielding tape under the pickups. I would have done the rest of the cavity but I ran out. At some point I'll pick some more up and finish the job.

Thanks!
Funny that this made the guitar sound louder. Perhaps the added treble from the pot swap or a combination of little things adding up :-)
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby lefchr » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:48 pm

drolo wrote:
lefchr wrote:The wiring is the same I just replaced the pots with 500k cts pots I had around. I also had some vintage style cloth wire that I ran from the pickup control switches to the volume instead of whatever was in there. Also, I put some shielding tape under the pickups. I would have done the rest of the cavity but I ran out. At some point I'll pick some more up and finish the job.

Thanks!
Funny that this made the guitar sound louder. Perhaps the added treble from the pot swap or a combination of little things adding up :-)


Im guessing the thicker strings helped too. but the wires that run from the pickup controls to the volume/tone are the same sizes as the one that had both in it before. I thought maybe I adjusted the amp, but i switched guitars to confirm it changed. and i just got my staytrem in so that will be going on today.
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby lefchr » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:39 pm

Has anyone changed the value on the strangle switch's capacitor? I was thinking of going with something that allowed a little more of the low end through. It would make the switch much more useable if it didn't have as much of a volume drop.

Just a idea I've been thinking about.
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby drolo » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:41 am

lefchr wrote:Has anyone changed the value on the strangle switch's capacitor? I was thinking of going with something that allowed a little more of the low end through. It would make the switch much more useable if it didn't have as much of a volume drop.

Just a idea I've been thinking about.

I did. I thought the original cap value cut too much bass for my liking as well. Really nasal...
Don't remember what value I ended up using though ..try a few and see what sounds best :-)
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby Gerb » Sat May 06, 2017 2:27 pm

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Staytrem got in like a week ago and was an easy swap, but the tortoise scratchplate came in today, so installed it right away. Looks and sounds better imo, but one thing I still can't live with, is the E string still being too floppy. Maybe a little more shim, but that's something for later.
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby aen » Sat May 06, 2017 4:17 pm

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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby RolandJC120 » Sun May 07, 2017 1:58 pm

What gauge of strings are you guys using to combat the floppiness of the bass? I have a bass VI and a jagaur as that both have terrible floppy Es
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby lefchr » Thu May 11, 2017 7:13 am

RolandJC120 wrote:What gauge of strings are you guys using to combat the floppiness of the bass? I have a bass VI and a jagaur as that both have terrible floppy Es

I'm using the kalium 106 gauge set
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby wafl » Thu May 11, 2017 8:23 pm

I use the kalium 102 set and its just tight enough.
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby oscillofuzz » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:41 am

RolandJC120 wrote:What gauge of strings are you guys using to combat the floppiness of the bass? I have a bass VI and a jagaur as that both have terrible floppy Es


I use Labella .095 from a 767-6x set; has worked fine for the past 3 years. I have a Kalium set somewhere but fear the even thicker low E string would be too wide for the relatively thin neck and would cause a tonal imbalance across the strings, and I don't want to increase the gauges of the other strings any further because it would make double stops/chord work higher up on the neck quite uncomfortable (and I do this quite often; it's a baritonesque instrument after all).
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby mathias » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:16 am

I was just thinking last night about how rad an aluminum neck Bass VI would be. Probably too low of a demand for anyone with the capabilities to do a run, though. And not sure if you'd need an even heavier body to offset neck dive (maybe not?)
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