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Urpight bass help

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by PaykoeTsunami93, Nov 8, 2012.


  1. PaykoeTsunami93

    PaykoeTsunami93

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    Hello everyone I purchased a upright for a very cheap price

    The only problem I have is when I tune the bass, the action of the upright bass lowers till it touches the fingerboard, in other words as I tune the bass the distance of the strings from the fingerboard if rows closer
     
  2. sevenyearsdown

    sevenyearsdown Supporting Member

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    When you bring the strings up to tune, is the top of your bass sinking inward around the location of the bridge?
     
  3. Badener

    Badener

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    Hi!

    Sounds strange - and dangerous. Is the sound post inside the bass and at the right position?

    Thomas
     
  4. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

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    When you look inside the bass, do you see a round post by the f hole between top and back?
     
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  6. Thumpie

    Thumpie

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    Besides a missing sound-post or sinking top, the problem could also be at the neck joint.

    This sounds serious--potentially catastrophic--if it's not just a missing sound-post.
     
  7. PaykoeTsunami93

    PaykoeTsunami93

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    Okay well the I did some minor repairs

    The neck was pretty wobbling
    Glue it with some very strong glue
    So as I tune it does not move any more
    I thought I fixed the problem
    Turns out its something else

    I'm not to sure what it is but I want it fixed
     
  8. PaykoeTsunami93

    PaykoeTsunami93

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    Yes it seems to me that it sinks in which is causing the strings to touch the fingerboard as I tune it
     
  9. T-Bird

    T-Bird

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    Hi.

    Congrats on the NBSOD.

    Check the sound post first as everyone has suggested.

    I'm also assuming steel strings?
    Switch to weedwhackers for less tension.

    Pics?

    Regards
    Sam
     
  10. Nate74

    Nate74 Supporting Member

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    Yup, I'd bet you got no sound post in there.
     
  11. notabene

    notabene

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    Please don't use "strong glue" on a bass. Use Hide glue, please.
     

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