Eminence Portable


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Eminence Portable

Postby Golem » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:16 pm

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Well .... I found me one, still in transit.

Soooo .... if any users have advice, major or minor issues, etc
that apply more or less universally for Eminence players .....

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Re: Eminence Portable

Postby Golem » Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:18 pm

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OK. Been at this for a few weeks now. Really cool ax. Not sure
about the strings. They're color coded so I know that they are
D'Addario, and they're kinda brite.

It's a used bass, but I don't know HOW used. I don't know if the
strings just need time to mellow out or if they are just a brite
type string. Anybody here got some clues about this ?

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Re: Eminence Portable

Postby hoytbasses » Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:35 pm

My favorite EUB/URB strings were recommended to me by my homeboy Bob Gollihur: Corelli 370 strings are very affordable and very supple feeling as compared to the EUB standard, Thomastic Spirocores. D'adds and Spirocores are much stiffer and brighter by comparison. I've built 15 EUB's and have used a variety of strings, but since Bob turned me on to the Corellis, those are my go-to's. And they sound good bowed (even though I suck at bowing)
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Re: Eminence Portable

Postby Golem » Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:36 pm

hoytbasses wrote:................
recommended to me by my homeboy Bob Gollihur: Corelli 370
strings are very affordable and very supple feeling as compared
to the EUB standard, Thomastic Spirocores. D'adds and Spirocores
are much stiffer and brighter by comparison. I've built 15 EUB's ...
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Great. Thank you waaaaay mas mucho, and then some.
I underscored some stuff in your message above cuz, to
me, those things underlined carry a LOT of authority !

Both "Stiff" and "Bright" are demons to me. But I had no
way of knowing if it was the [estimated] newness of my
strings, or just the nature of the D'A strings.

The Eminence is verrrry sensitive to anything touching
the strings ... like a stray finger tip headed for some
other string, or just the skin contact sound of playing
on stiff strings. String brightness only exaggerates that,
but I don't wanna EQ it all thundery just as a cover up.

BTW, I'm not even playing at maximum tension cuz I've
tuned it DGCF just like all my other basses, yet still it's
a very unyielding feel from the strings, and the G-string
has a high pitched whine instead of a nice hummmm.

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Re: Eminence Portable

Postby Golem » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:21 pm

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FWIW, TWIMC, if anybody actually cares ....

My current solution to the above, enabled at no cost
out of big tangle of various used strings from another
player, sounds about right ... and Ms Diva luuurrrvs it,
is D'A medium Helicores, piz type for the EAD, and an
arco string for the G. I started with a full set of piz,
but on the smaller bass body the G was whining much
too britely.

Even with the mixed set the volume is very even all
across the neck. And since these are relatively cheap
to buy, I think I would do the same again if I needed
to string up another small bass :-)

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