You want your carved bass to crack?

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by drurb, Dec 29, 2005.


  1. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    I found an interesting statement in this Ebay add:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/EMANUEL-WILFER-...377472673QQcategoryZ16222QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    It reads:

    "Solid wood instruments will usually split every several years which is good for them to do so, this releases tension in the wood and gives it a better sound after repair. "

    So I guess this means I should turn off my himidifer and do all I can to expose my bass to temperature/humidity extremes so it will crack, be repaired, and sound even better. :D
     
  2. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    I guess that's what they mean when they say that the bass "opens up".
     
  3. KSB - Ken Smith

    KSB - Ken Smith Banned Commercial User

    Mar 1, 2002
    Perkasie, PA USA
    Owner: Ken Smith Basses, Ltd.
    I read that AD and almost posted it for a guy here looking for a Wilfer until I saw the Bass bar Crack in to photo. That is at least 3k to fix with a New bar. so the 7k becomes 10k+.

    Yes, I want my 200 year old Gilkes 'without' a single crack in the Top to start splitting so it can be better... NOT !!!!!!!
     
  4. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004

    Well, she says it was repaired but I wonder what that means. I sent the seller a polite, cordial, friendly message concerning the absurd statement. Let's see what comes back.