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Same string, different volume?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Moop, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. Moop

    Moop Guest

    Jul 10, 2013
    Does anyone know why the fifth fret (D) is significantly louder than the third fret (C) on my A string?
  2. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    We need to know more: how about the E on the 7th fret, and these notes compared to the other strings?
  3. ridethespiral

    ridethespiral Guest

    Apr 22, 2011
    Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Perhaps your bass resonates strongly with the D?

    Is the open D string just as loud as the D on the A string?
  4. unclebass


    Dec 17, 2012
    Might just be the note that is louder in the environment. I play at our church, and on any bass I play, E string 3rd fret(G) booms very loud, while all other notes are at regular volume. Octave up G does the same thing, just not as much volume difference. Seems that it's the note that resonates most in the building. Try playing octave up D, D string...12th fret, or G string...7th fret to see if it has the same volume difference.
  5. ridethespiral

    ridethespiral Guest

    Apr 22, 2011
    Edmonton, AB, Canada
    That's also very true. My house sounds like its going to fall apart when I play the E an octave up from open yet the others sound a lot less intense
  6. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    Try tuning the A to Ab and see if the loudness follows the note up one fret to the sixth. Then you'll know if its the room or the bass.