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EUB stand and deadspots

Discussion in 'Electric Upright Basses (EUB's) [DB]' started by patman01, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. patman01


    Oct 25, 2007
    I use a Pace---it's got a nasty deadspot at e flat on the A string--I raise the action pretty high, but the difference in timbre is noticeable...

    The odd thing is that there's no deadspot when the instrument is off the stand---I've dressed the hell out of the fingerboard and it plays great...very slick very smooth...everything vibrates "properly" when off the stand

    When I put it on the stand, the deadspot rears it's ugly head...

    Has anyone else encountered this with a stick EUB, and does anyone have any suggestions for a fix????
  2. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    I don't have that problem with mine. I know that weight that people clamp to their headstock works miraculously for illiminating dead spots on EBs. Not sure if it would have the same effect on a PACE. I forget what you call it though.
  3. patman01


    Oct 25, 2007
    Thank you--it's just that the problem is driving me nuts, and I have experience setting up fretless basses and dressing fingerboards....and can't figure this problem out....was hoping for a clue from Pace, Ergo, Wave etc users. Thank you again....
  4. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    Richmond, CA
    Probably the stand is acting as a natural mute for some specific frequency. Maybe mod the stand so that it's more isolated from the rest of the weight of the stand?

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