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Is there a reason for....

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by John Davis, Feb 18, 2002.

  1. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    ....bass strings angling(sp?) inward?

    I mean, besides making the neck thinner on one end, is there any difference tonally?

    Just wondering.

    P.S. Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, this just seemed like the right place to put it.
  2. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Usually allows for a straight string path. I'd think bent strings, even after the nut, weaken faster, but that's just speculation. I dunno.
  3. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    My guess is it's a compromise to make fretting and plucking as convenient as possible at the respective end.
  4. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Oh...just re-read the initial post, You're talking about the string spacing...I though you were talking about the path after the strings pass through the nut...

    I think's it'd be easier to fret with one hand, and pluck with the other.

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