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the B-string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by METaLLiKka74447, Dec 29, 2002.

  1. METaLLiKka74447


    Dec 29, 2002
    I recently bought a washburn XB125 5 string bass, its a nice bass but the B-string has no definition at all, it sounds pretty bad. I havent changed the strings yet so i dont know if just a bad set of strings were put on it, but the rest of the strings sounds really nice. is the b-string supposed to be thuddy and undefined? or could it me my bass
  2. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    Have you tried raising the action of the B string? Worked on mine.
  3. METaLLiKka74447


    Dec 29, 2002
    duh thanks i never thought of that
  4. My B string is not terrible but it could be alot better and since english is not my first language I would like to know what "raising the action of the B string" means.
  5. Tumbao


    Nov 10, 2001
    Uplift the saddle to elevate/heighten and separate/increase the distance between the string and the bass.
  6. Ok... Thanks