Bottom sliding away from top? Is this a big deal? (picture)

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by guerillajazz, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. guerillajazz

    guerillajazz Supporting Member

    May 10, 2010
    I noticed this today. Is this a simple open seam issue?
  2. Matthew Tucker

    Matthew Tucker Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    Owner: Bresque Basses, Sydney Basses and Cellos

    And what's with the overhanging tailpiece?? Or is that a quiver?
  3. guerillajazz

    guerillajazz Supporting Member

    May 10, 2010
  4. Since the top plate is flapping in the breeze anyway, it will be marginally easier to confirm that the bottom block is still firmly attached to the ribs. Maybe the photo is distorted, but that looks a little hinky to my eye.

    In any case, slack those strings, stat!
  5. eh_train

    eh_train Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 12, 2004
    Owner, Stand Up Guy Basses (Repair/Sell/Buy upright basses)
    I posted this in the Luthiery section (where the OP also posted): Seems I'm not the only one confused about the distinction between setup and luthiery!

    KFS, I agree that there could be something extra besides the seam separation...

    "Hi GJ,

    It's hard to tell from the angle of your pic, but possible that the glue is starting to give way near or at the bottom block. I'd recommend taking off the tension and dealing with this before the separations get any worse. Even if it's just a seam, it'll only get bigger and possibly morph into a structural problem....


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