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Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by cabin dweller, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. cabin dweller

    cabin dweller Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2004
    Ridgeland, WI
    I went to a bluegrass jam tonight and had a chance to compare my em1 to some crap-monas' (sb1 & sb2). All I have to say is there two basses combined didn't thump or controll the setting at all... They both had bridges with wheels and strings of quallity, but no big projection. Mine has the factory bridge with spiro mediums' with a machined metal sound post.
    At any givein' time I could shut both of them down.

    My two cents about cremona products...
  2. Mudfuzz


    Apr 3, 2004
    Could you elaborate a little more on this please. :)
  3. cabin....after reading some of your posts here on TBDB, I get the vibe that this has more to do with you , than your bass!
  4. Brent Norton

    Brent Norton

    Sep 26, 2003
    Detroit, MI
    Sounds fairly self-explanatory to me... ;)
  5. KSB - Ken Smith

    KSB - Ken Smith Inactive Commercial User

    Mar 1, 2002
    Perkasie, PA USA
    Owner: Ken Smith Basses, Ltd.
    How do you carve a metal Sound post when fitting?.. Wooden Knife?.. Does it dig into the Top and Back inside the Bass? How well is it fit/touching across the surface on the Top and Back?
  6. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    I think the proper fitting technique takes time, and thus more expensive to have done. The fitter must make frequent trips outside to the street to rub the soundpost back and forth on the cement at just the desired angle to remove material a small amount at a time. This precision operation can take hours as you can imagine. Choosing the right shop is key here as well. Finding a shop with choice cement and concrete outside is not as easy as you think..
  7. cabin dweller

    cabin dweller Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2004
    Ridgeland, WI
    I think better yet would be draggin it out the car door on the blacktop ha! but anyhoo its not hard to make a metal post as long as you have the original one to copy the diameter and slopes. You wouldn't believe the sound vibe that gets sent to the back. I know it sounds stupid, but sometimes stupid stuff is fun to mess around with.
  8. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    I have to admit, I have used the "car method" to fine tune my golf clubs on the way back from the links, I no longer play golf.
    I've seen some graphite posts before, but not metal. I'm ass-uming you are using a solid aluminum? Who turned you on to this??
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