What do you think are factors that influence a bass's sound that one would usually not think of or expect to do so? Since I had first installed my straplocks on my Yamaha the screws have always been loosening up to the extend of falling out. This got worse over time. So now I have finally fixed them by putting some wood substitute glue on them and srewing them back in. They have not loosened again since then. But I have also noticed that now my bass sounds a little tighter and more mellow. Probably I am just imagining this but it almost seems like the sound has improved. Could it be that because of the tighter connection with the strap and indirectly with my body the bass has gained some resonance-material? Can you think of other stuff like that that affect the sound? Do you think a bass sounds audibly different when played by different persons because of thei different statues? Does a bigger person for example sound more mellow?