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Weather and rattle

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by estesbass, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. estesbass


    Dec 6, 2004
    Nashville, TN
    I just brought my upright, which has been in cold weather for awhile, to Miami. About two weeks ago, I noticed a rattle definately coming from the wood on the top. The exact spot that rattles changes almost daily, but it is usually around the bridge area. I played someone else's bass that had the same problem (he had just brought it down from up north too). He said that the wood is adjusting to the weather and needs to "open up". Who here has had a similar problem and is there a cure?
  2. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    A change in climate can cause the strings to rattle on the fb, but other than that, I don't get what it could be.

    IF you have someone else around, have them pizz the bas while you listened for exactly where it is coming from.