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It sounds like the issue is the disconnected wire. Depending on which wire it is, it could be the ground wire, or one of the connections that actually sends the signal. From your description, it sounds less like it is a grounding wire that has disconnected, as you say the only noise that comes through is the buzz. Typically a grounding issue will still ...


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This is could be a problem with the pots. I had a similar problem before and removed the scratch plate (or like yours the back plate) and have all the pots changed. I decided to replace all the pots (and not just the one causing the problem) as it was a very old bass and it was likely that the other old pots would sooner or later cause problems as well. ...


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Adding to piofusco's comment above, I'll agree that it's sweat which cases the blisters and irritation. An additional option beyond applying something to your hands is to change the strings you're using. Geezer Butler is a big fan of DR's coated strings specifically because he finds them to be very good at wicking sweat from his fingers, eliminating his ...


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Let me point out a common misconception about your hands. It is moisture/sweat that leads to blisters and irritation. As an experienced rock climber, I have witnessed many new climbers come into the gym and use lotion before a climbing workout. The result - tons of blisters and zero durability. Your hands work best when they are dry, not lubricated. ...


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You low end sound involves much more than just your speakers! Your amp and your bass and how you set them up and adjust them are critical; your strings; your right hand (in particular) technique; It's a long list. A good musician can get good sound out of equipment that might not be so great - a poor one will still sound poor, no matter what the gear. ...


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I would be careful of how you use the word timbre, which refers to the quality of the sound. There are several embedded questions here, and I will try to address them. Most doubling rules apply to voice-leading, and the treatment of the bass is integral into creating a satisfactory and refined sound. Instead of "accent" I would use the word "emphasize" ...



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