One note is a lot louder than the others

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by free4all, Jan 17, 2005.


  1. free4all

    free4all

    Apr 27, 2004
    Hi everyone,
    I was wondering why one note (Gb, especially the one on the D string 4th "fret") is much louder than the other notes on my bass. The first time I noticed it was during a gig, that Gb was feeding back really bad. Even when the instrument in not amplified that note seems to resonate a lot more. Do you have any idea what the problem could be?
    Thanks
     
  2. The only reason I know of is that the particular note vibrates at frequency the rest of the bass responds too. Alot of people classify this as a "wolf". You might want to search on that.

    There are things you can do including weights at the bridge and/or some adjustment to the bass bar (I've heard...)

    I'm sure one of the luthiers will have more and better feedback.
    (sorry for the pun)

    Dave
     
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