Kay Bass Tailwire question
I've got a 1946 Kay M-1, that I play entirely pizz., mainly used for oldtime and bluegrass styles. It's setup with Thomastik spirocores, an adjustable bridge and a gage realist pickup.
I recently switched my tailpiece wire from the standard Kay bent coat hanger to a flexible stainless steel 1/8" cable with a brass ferrule. Unlike most of the posts that I have seen, I feel that I really haven't gotten a noticeable increase in volume or difference in tone. If anything I feel that the overall sound of quality has decreased slightly. I took my bass back in to my luthier, who originally installed the tail wire, to see if an adjustment on the cable and sound post would change that. Even after an afternoon of tweaking, I still feel that the sound is not what is was pre switch.
My question is: Is there any one else out there that has experienced the same thing? Is there any benefit to switching back to the bent steel hanger on an old plywood bass?