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sound post size

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by Brian K, Feb 15, 2005.


  1. Brian K

    Brian K Supporting Member

    May 21, 2004
    Toronto, ON
    My bass is small, and the sound post is not much thicker than a cello sound post. The post is the original. It is a 7 year-old instrument designed to be a solo bass, though I play it in normal tuning. How would replacing the post with one that is larger in diameter affect the tone?

    THanks,
    brian
     
  2. Brian K

    Brian K Supporting Member

    May 21, 2004
    Toronto, ON
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  3. arnoldschnitzer

    arnoldschnitzer AES Fine Instruments

    Feb 16, 2002
    Brewster, NY, USA
    No way to really know. However, I worry that a thin post can lead to cracking, especially if not a perfect fit.
     
  4. nicklloyd

    nicklloyd Supporting Member/Luthier

    Jan 27, 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    You really need to find someone in Toronto to install a regular bass-sized soundpost, and then try it out for a few weeks.
     
  5. AMJBASS

    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    Did you talk to Steve at Heinl's about it? He might have some insight. Either way, you could try a regular post and see if it makes a difference.