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Product Review:Groove Tubes Fat Finger

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Post  Dropthelines585 Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:06 pm

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Here's another nifty product review. This is the Groove Tubes Fat Finger. In theory, it's supposed to improve sustain, harmonic balance, and rid your rig of those pesky dead notes. Seems like a grand idea, but in practice there's not a profound noticeable difference. I did a small experiment using the fat finger on an LTD six string (don't know the model and designation, but it hardly seems relevant).

I struck two notes, bottom string and top string, both with and without the fat finger. It did hold sustain for about three seconds longer with the product affixed to the headstock, other than that there was no noticeable difference in tone.

I've tried it mounted every which way and there's still not much improvement in tone or balance. This bass is almost too heavy to notice a difference in balance, so I deemed that test inconclusive until I try it on a couple of different instruments. I've read some reviews that stated that this product helps to remedy the "dead C syndrome" on Fender Jazz basses, but as far as I'm concerned, proper set-up is the only right way to fix problems of that nature.

They can cost anywhere from $30-$35. In my opinion it's just a hunk of metal that adds weight and doesn't do a whole lot for tone that proper setup couldn't. It is aesthetically appealing to an extent, but not really.

I do not recommend this product.
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Post  maxf13 Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:09 pm

ah thats a shame
maybe it works better with cheaper basses?
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Post  Dropthelines585 Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:49 pm

That seems to be the consensus. Most decent instruments are already harmonically balanced out of the factory so in those cases this is pretty much useless.
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Post  Nocturnal_Pulse Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:33 pm

Dropthelines585 wrote:That seems to be the consensus. Most decent instruments are already harmonically balanced out of the factory so in those cases this is pretty much useless.

I might talk like a total gear noob but hey truth is i am.

Why is it useful after all?
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