Tuning Question

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by T Sony, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. T Sony

    T Sony

    Mar 5, 2004
    Hi guys I had my Mike Pecan Claro Walnut and Eurosonic Medium tension strings installed with my Tail Piece II Cord.

    My bass seems to have opened up a ton! Elaborate sound with little effort!

    However the bass does go out of tune about a half or whole step flat. Could it be the new strings seasoning?

    Could the tail piece cord being not as sturdy as suggested?

    It's been about 2-4 days since the install.....
  2. I put some new strings on recently, and noticed after a day or so, that they all were about a semi-tone flat - and as I was bringing them back up to pitch, there was an almighty BANG!, and the bridge flew half way across the room…

    …the clamp on the tailpiece wire had let go - obviously it had started to slip, and the fact that all the strings were being affected equally, should have warned me! You might want to check yours!

    Hope this helps -

    - Wil
  3. Nothing to worry about....everything is just stretching. You can speed the process a little if you pull on each string with your hand, while facing your bass. NOT TOO AGGRESSIVELY. They will stretch to their max soon.