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D String sounds frettless

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Ty_Boogie, May 12, 2006.


  1. Ty_Boogie

    Ty_Boogie Bass, A way of life

    Sep 6, 2004
    Troy, NY
    really, very strange, my D string has "Mwah" even open.

    It dosen't look like the string carved a groove across all the frets and the other 4 strings do not have that problem.

    The neck is almost perfectly straight, I like very little relief and a low action

    I've made no adjustments to any part of my bass in over a year. I have soaked the strings in denatured alcohol, roto's round wound swingbass, Yamaha BB405 24 frets

    maybe I can make a recording of it MP3, I just don't know where to host it
     
  2. You may have a high fret.
     
  3. Ty_Boogie

    Ty_Boogie Bass, A way of life

    Sep 6, 2004
    Troy, NY

    Please explain, High Fret

    also this just started about 2 weeks ago, had this bass 27 months
     
  4. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Since it has this effect even open, i doubt it is a high fret.

    The string may be twisted. Try taking it off and putting it back on.
     
  5. Ty_Boogie

    Ty_Boogie Bass, A way of life

    Sep 6, 2004
    Troy, NY
    I'll try that in the morning, and post back

    has this happened to anyone else?
     
  6. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    I had a set oof strings that had a D that sounded fretless around the 12th fret. But it didn't bother me.
     
  7. Ty_Boogie

    Ty_Boogie Bass, A way of life

    Sep 6, 2004
    Troy, NY
    well here it is.............

    I loosened the D string, and could hear it unwinding (in my mind I'm like yes!! )

    I took the string off from under the string tree and pulled it out from the ball end, about 3 inches so it could further unwind it self
    (So far so good)

    As I restung it, (Big Twang) it broke, about 3 inches from the top end,were the silk is, and was too short to reach the tunning peghole by maybe an eigth of an inch!!

    lucky/smart me I've been rotating two sets, from the denatured alcohol soaking......:)

    So you were right, Figjam

    The string that broke, seems to have broken from the twisting not the soaking
     

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