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Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by billybass, Mar 9, 2014.
nicely fitted as well
Why take your DB to a luthier? They charge so much money!
I assume the soundpost is fitted in relation to the bridge and tuning the afterlength was a consideration.
AND it's a 1/2 size bass. With that bridge placement, it might just be close to a 34" scale................
and a joy under the bow.
I wonder if the same person did the neck repair...
I wonder if it was a bass bought for a young child, and they did that to make it a short scale? In any case, that's some real ugly $%#& there. And yes, I'd worry about the neck repair...
Is that the top part of a bridge cut for adjusters?
Looks that way to me.
Yeah. I was thinking that maybe they didn't know about/didn't have the adjusters and feet and put the bridge in the only place it would hold the strings off the board... There's no sign of any attempt to fit the legs to the top.
Those are D'Addarrio orchestral strings, and they're installed balls-out. This is clearly a symphonic bass.
More likely, the last can of PBR in the house was the one standing in for the bridge. Necessity bred invention, and this monstrosity was born.
I'm scratching my head wondering how the neck repair could have gone that bad. It would almost take enough skill to graft wood on to bring the angle that low. And what's the neck made of? A slinky?
I missed that somehow... Clearly its a DB for a half-size hillbilly with orchestral aspirations!
They're only asking $1200 for it too!
Wait, has anyone stopped to wonder if this is perhaps a genuine breakthrough in bass setups? I respectfully suggest that we ALL try setting up our basses like this, you know, just as an experiment. Maybe it sounds amazing!
(On a related note, let's all try licking a turned-on electric fan. Maybe it tastes amazing!)
Or maybe go the other way, prop up the tailpiece so we need no bridge at all!
I'm guessing it's hot & he added EBG strings (?!?!) & bridge later?