I'm just wondering...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Davis Goertzen, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. Hello there, my bass seems to be sounding a bit better than it did a little while ago. My brother, who is a much more versatile musician than I am, says that with acoustic instruments, one has to play them for a while until the wood "gets used to" being played, and starts to "open up" and sound really good. Now the big question, does the same thing happen with solid-body basses, or did I get lucky and improve something in my technique and/or amp/bass settings? Thanks all.

    Davis Goertzen
  2. Ralphdaddy

    Ralphdaddy Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    Chicago, Illinois
    Solid body instruments DO sound better with age the same as acoustic instruments. Something about the vibrations through the wood bring out different characteristics as the wood is vibrated more and more.