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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

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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?
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Nate74

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

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

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