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Discussion in 'Ask Patrick Neher' started by lw319111, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. lw319111


    Feb 17, 2014
    Hey there,

    I'm new to double bass and I'm loving it. I have been an electric bass for 8 years. So it's different to me but I am liking it.

    I do have an issue. I have played it a few times and today I took out my bass and there was this buzzing sound coming from the bottom. Any note I play at any dynamic level does this.

    What do you think the issue is? Let me know if you know anything
  2. PNeher


    Mar 31, 2005
    Santa Fe Area, NM
    You need to get the bass to a repair person (a good one!) It is an open seam or a crack. These little buzzes can drive a performer crazy, so get the bass fixed. And if you live in a dry climate, be sure to keep the bass humidified a bit - somehow. I keep my bass in a trunk and have a moist towel hanging in the trunk.
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  4. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Vancouver, BC
    lw, if you'd fill out your profile and post this question in the Setup and Repair forum someone might be able to recommend a reputable luthier near you.

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