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raised saddle

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by JAS, Jul 25, 2002.


  1. JAS

    JAS

    Jul 3, 2001
    California
    I had the saddle on the bass raised about a month ago to lessen tension on the bass. It seems like the sound is louder now but much less defined especially amplified. it is very bassy and it is hard to get a good amplified sound. any suggestions?
     
  2. arnoldschnitzer

    arnoldschnitzer AES Fine Instruments

    Feb 16, 2002
    Brewster, NY, USA
    Try having the soundpost adjusted a bit closer to the bridge. Also, check for fit and lateral position. It should generally be about the same distance in from the f-hole as the bass bar is on the other side. If all else fails, lower the new saddle a little at a time until the sound is more to your liking. BTW, was the tailpiece wire adjusted to keep the same relationship you had before the saddle was installed? If not, the tailpiece will have been pulled down--a trick many bassists employ to make their instrument boomier.