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Stupid question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Suburban_punk, Jun 2, 2003.

  1. Suburban_punk


    May 13, 2003

    I should probably know this...But I don't and I couldn't find anything in the archives.

    What do string through bodies buy you?

    Does it "really"change the tone?

  2. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Dang, what a stupid question! ;) Actually, in my experience, string-through-body just makes it harder to change your strings. I've had basses where you could do it either way, and I sure couldn't tell any difference.
  3. DP Custom

    DP Custom DP Custom Basses

    Feb 7, 2001
    NC, USA
    Some people feel that it anchors the sound more in the wood of the body, resulting in better over-all resonance.

    But it seems to be less popular these days than a few years back...

    DAve P.
  4. It is a pain to change strings, that's for sure!!

    I defiantly like how my Grabber sounds acousticly to other basses, but then it's a better bass then most that I get to play... :)

    Doesn't it also help give extra tension ?
  5. DP Custom

    DP Custom DP Custom Basses

    Feb 7, 2001
    NC, USA
    no ... that's one of those "Urban Bass Legends" .... along with extra string length on the headstock ... neither affects tension, which is determined by the string guage and the nut to saddle distance.