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Setting sound post?

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by Barry Ogle, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. The A string on my URB sounds a bit dull compared to the other strings. The D string seems to be dominate. Which direction should I move the sound post to even out the tone of all the strings? These are new Helicore pizz by the way.

    Thanks, Barry
  2. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC

    Apr 17, 2004

    The direction in which you should move is toward a qualified luthier. Yes, you can find all sorts of information regarding the changes in direction in which a post should be moved to effect one or another change in sound. Keep in mind, however, that once very small changes in position are exceeded, the post should be replaced. A properly fit post essentially fits in ONE place as it should be carved to properly fit the curve of the top and back. Move it substantially and you risk a poor fit and/or damage.
  3. Thanks for the advice.
  4. Alex Scott

    Alex Scott

    May 8, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I saw a cello today with a crack all the way down the back because it had a poorly fit soundpost.