I am not a DB player, but have a question stemming from a discussion in the BG forum about how (or not) the length of string between the nut and tuner may have an effect on tightness/punchiness of the low end Does a reverse headstock tighten up the low end? | TalkBass.com We know that the nut/peg length affects the string's sensitivity to pitch bending, e.g. shorter distances nut to peg and/or tailpiece to saddle leads to greater pitch change for a given string deflection when bending. Thinking on, and assuming that the nut-peg and tail-saddle lengths are analogous with the DB afterlength, does a shorter afterlength require arco players to make greater intonation adjustments between light and heavy bow pressures? Thinking on a bit further, in that thread we seem to be establishing sound reasoning as to why a longer nut-peg distance might make the string more responsive and less prone to 'sharpening' in the attack when being played hard. Again, if the nut-peg distance is analogous with the afterlength, have any DB players noticed any differences between instruments with particularly long or short afterlengths. In particular, to anyone who plays EUB where there is almost no afterlength - do you experience intonation problems when really digging in and do you find the EUB more or less responsive or punchier/tighter, compared with an orchestral bass? Bearing in mind that the other thread is a discussion/exploration of an idea rather than statements of fact, if you think this is all bunkum then happy to hear that also, but please forgive my DB ignorance. Thanks!