Any explaination?

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by nicechuck, Feb 7, 2014.


  1. nicechuck

    nicechuck

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    Jul 9, 2007
    When the strings were set up higher on my DB, the high C above the octave on the G string was dead. Now with the strings lowered, that same note has more sustain. I haven't done anything to the fingerboard. Can anyone explain? Seems the opposite would be true
  2. arnoldschnitzer

    arnoldschnitzer AES Fine Instruments

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    Brewster, NY, USA
    The higher the strings, the more your flesh surrounds the string when pushing it to the fingerboard. Unless you have leather-like callouses, that is.

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