My Bass Question.
You guys gotta love these newbe bass players and some of the questions that we come up with huh???
Anyway, this is one of those "not a big deal" questions as it really isn't a big deal, just more like I noticed.....
Ok anyone who has been around here the past couple of weeks may know that I just got started playing bass and I just got my first bass as well. The SR505 5-string bass.
I play this thing everyday and just this week I have been doing a ton of overtime at my regular job (factory work).
Sorry to say that my bass has been sitting in the case most of this week. About 5 days.
Winter is coming and it has been chilly and we had the window slightly open in our bedroom. I keep bass in case under the bed.
Last night night I took it out and played around with it just to keep my feeling for bass active. I put the tuner to it and was a little bit amazed.
First of all let me state that I have never had problems with this bass staying in tune, in fast I am quite confident that it doesn't slip out of tune at all or slightly if at all.
Anyway. Last night I checked it and noticed all of my strings were just a hair sharp....
now I could have picked it up and done a gig with it and nobody would have said a word about this bass being in tune. it was really that slight.
not a big deal at all.
In fact I try to tune it sometimes to the point where when you pluck the string it shows a little sharp then settles down to playing in tune.
My question is that knowing that it was not played for a week I had expected it to be flat and that I would have to retune it anyway but I was very suprised that it was still in tune.
Is this because the wood got cold and settled tighter making the strings sharp or just sitting did this?
Has anyone had this experience with this?
Been playing Saxophone for 33 years. Equipment: Selmer (Paris) Saxophone. Bass - Ibanez SR 505 BM. Acoustic B10 combo Amp. Ibanez Club #1121 5-String Club #548
Last edited by brianerwin : 12-08-2012 at 09:14 AM.