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Wolf tone vs. string type?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by coyoteboy, Aug 20, 2004.

  1. coyoteboy

    coyoteboy easy there, Ned Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Sactomato, CA
    Just a quickie question: Are wolf tones affected by string type or brand? That is, if my bass has one, will changing string type or brand possibly diminish it's presence?

    thanx y'all.
  2. arnoldschnitzer

    arnoldschnitzer AES Fine Instruments

    Feb 16, 2002
    Brewster, NY, USA
    Yes, it does seem to make a difference. IMHO, lower tension on the bass bar seems to help. I surmise this may be why so many basses open up when fitted with a C extension.