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through body and through bridge

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MrFortuneCookie, Oct 9, 2001.

  1. I know what both of these terms mean, but what's the big difference really? I know Lakland basses has the option of stringing either way. What's the advantage of doing it one way as oppose to the other?
  2. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Through the body gives you more tone transfer to the body, that could help have a little more tightness in the bottom depending on the woods. Also, makes people believe that the strings are "tighter" it is very subjective.

    On the other hand, trough the bridge allows you to use more kinds of string, some strings have very short distance between the silk wrapping so they dont work so good when some of the string is trough the body. Also, some people say it gives a little more snap.

    I prefer trough the body but I dont mind either.
  3. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Sustain is the game with the strings-through-body, plus what Luis says.

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