Dunlop Sol string, 3th and 4th frets are death on Fretless

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Mustafa Umut Sa, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Mustafa Umut Sa

    Mustafa Umut Sa

    Oct 20, 2007
    I have an very old Stagg 4 String bass , converted in to fretless. I have cheap dunlop strings and sol string is not sustaining in 3th and 4th fret , best 7th and more.
    There is no issue at other strings and what can I do ?

    Are strings made to perform better somewhere and worse at other place ?

    I think string is 0.40 or 0.45.

    Do I need to but 0.55 sol , for example blue xl daddario ?

    I found this without amp , I have palmsize amp with big jvc headphones.

    Thank you,

    Mustafa Umut Sarac
  2. Will_White


    Jul 1, 2011
    Salem, OR
    You'll get better responses in the Strings forum but its common to have a dead spot between the third and fifth fret on the G (Sol) string, different strings will just move it around.
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I would take your bass to someone who knows how to repair basses and see if they can figure it out rather than blame the strings. Are the strings hitting the neck at those places and getting stopped physically, or are the notes ringing out but going away quicker than the other notes?