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"Interesting" Kay bass

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by Chris Fitzgerald, May 8, 2002.


  1. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Whilst browsing through the wreckage at the local Music-Go-Round yesterday, I happened upon an old Kay bass, dark finish, violin corners, yadda yadda.....Closer inspection revealed that the top was oddly warped, so I took a look inside, only to discover that the bass had no bass bar whatsoever, but instead had three (count 'em, THREE!!!) soundposts under the area where the bridge was exerting pressure on the top. I remember PTERADONTYL mentioning the use of a secondary soundpost for false harmonics a while back not being unheard of (something related to a musical urologist, I believe...), but a TERTIARY SOUNDPOST???? I wonder what function that one serves? Any guesses?

    Anyway, I wish I had a picture of the inside of this thing - you guys would be in severe abdominal pain if I were able to post it.