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bad tone from a warped neck?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DirkLanceFan, Jul 10, 2004.

  1. DirkLanceFan

    DirkLanceFan Guest

    May 8, 2003
    Dallas, Tx, USA
    Is it possible to get a bad tone from a warped neck. My open E's used to ring out for a long time, now it's just a short ring. is it from the neck? :bassist:
  2. Are you sure it's not just time for some new strings? :confused:
  3. Is your neck warped?
  4. Pause


    Jun 4, 2003
    Miami, FL
    I have a weird neck on my ESP (one side is straight and the other is bowed) and it's been sounding horrible.

    but this is because the strings are covered in blood, sweat, and vodka. and they're over a year old. i really need new strings.
  5. Corwin81


    Mar 18, 2003
    Ames, IA
    now THAT's metal \m/
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    Jun 4, 2003
    Miami, FL
    you know it.
  7. Woodboy


    Jun 9, 2003
    St. Louis, MO
    An open string that doesn't sound good is indicative of a nut problem. Try fretting the same string. If it sounds better fretted, have somebody knowledgeable check out the nut.