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Tension

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by B. Graham, Sep 15, 2008.


  1. B. Graham

    B. Graham Guest

    Aug 11, 2002
    I'm using an Eberle plywood bass and Compas 180 strings.

    I recently broke the E string. I've continued to play while waiting for a replacement, and while doing so, the tone and projection of the bass has improved while having only three strings.

    Could this indicate an overall problem with the tension on the top (too much?) or a poorly placed soundpost?

    Thanks,

    Bill Graham
     
  2. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    Sounds like a tension issue, doesn't it? Of course, the soundpost may need adjusting too but that's a pretty linear demonstration you've arranged there!
     
  3. Gearhead43

    Gearhead43

    Nov 25, 2007
    NorCal
    I would try some lower tension strings.
     

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