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Loose Crossbar - safe to leave strings on?

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by Martin Beer, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. I've just picked up my bass to find an irritating rattle, and after pressing on different areas of the back while playing, and peering inside, I'm pretty certain that the lower crossbar is partly separated from the back. Obviously, I'll get it looked at by a luthier as soon as I can, as the rattling is driving me nuts.
    The bass is due some top-off restoration work to correct a couple of questionable old repairs anyway. I'd been planning to leave that until next month, but this makes things a little more urgent. It will be a few days before I can get it to anybody to be looked at - is it safe to leave the bass strung up in the mean time? This is the lowest of the crossbars, not the one the soundpost rests on...
  2. peterbright


    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou
    If that brace is loose...what else is loose?

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