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dead spots again

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rabs, Jun 24, 2003.


  1. rabs

    rabs

    Dec 11, 2002
    UK
    sorry to bring this subject up again, seen as there have been talk about it already but a quick question - do all basses have a dead spot of some form or another on them? i have got one on my streamer stage 2, F note on the G string, not really bad but enough to notice the lack of sustain. Would the fatfinger help??
     
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Hm, a dead spot on that note (10th fret) is a little high, usually it's around the 5th fret.
    You sure it's a deadspot and not something else, like a high fret that buzzes?

    I don't think there's a fatfinger that fits a Warwick, and I don't think it'll make that deadspot go away, it may change the sound though.


    Not all basses have dead spots, my No Sweat is deadspot-free, for example.
    IME one-piece necks are more likely to have deadspots than laminated necks. Composite necks don't have deadspots.
     
  3. rabs

    rabs

    Dec 11, 2002
    UK
    gr
     
  4. rabs

    rabs

    Dec 11, 2002
    UK
    sorry about the gr my computer was playing up - well the note doesn't sustain as long as the others....perhaps its an eq thing although i've tried it through a ashdown and a trace! or perhaps i'm being ultra fussy...apparently there is no such thing as a perfect instrument, so i've been told
     
  5. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    A Fatfinger I]can move[/I] a dead spot(s).

    That can be an acceptable thing. For instance, people who don't play much in higher registers have had success moving the spot(s) up the fretboard where don't play as much.