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soundpost & endpin help

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by loon784, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. Those in the know...should my sound post be directly under my g string side bridge foot or slightly south (where it is)?

    Other than the obvious, a standing point, what is the roll of the endpin and dose replaceing it do anything great?

  2. Eric Swanson

    Eric Swanson

    Oct 8, 2007
    Boston, MA
    I am not in the know, just a fellow bassist/traveler. I do know that searching the threads here will answer those specific queries.




    In the bigger picture, for about $70, one can buy Chuck Traeger's book, which answers these questions and more:


    Sort of like an owner's manual for the DB, IMHO.
  3. 1st Bass

    1st Bass

    May 26, 2005
    Forest Grove, OR
    Couldn't agree more.

    Yes, your soundpost is in (approximately) the right place...but the actual adjustment is quite touchy, and demands some experimentation and experience as well.

    I found the Traeger book to be a big help, at least getting started. Perhaps one of these days someone will write THE definitive book on bass set-up, and we will all be blessed. But for now, that is a very good place to begin.

    And, as Eric pointed out, if it is answers you are looking for, you have already hit the "mother-lode".
  4. The archive artical's were great, thanks...I just had the russian at Rutmans in Boston eye my sound post an hour ago...it's where it should be.

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