Re: loss of tone

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Posted by Stefan Willems on August 22, 2001 at 05:50:25:

In Reply to: loss of tone posted by larry on August 21, 2001 at 19:31:32:

: I just changed strings(the same brand I have always used)and also put in a new sound post,something I have done several times.I have noticed a loss in tone this time,I'm pretty sure everything is in the exact same position,is there possibly a "break in period" this time or could I have misplaced the soundpost?any help would be appreciated.

Hi Larry,

Are you sure that the axial orientation of the sound post is OK ? I don't know how you name it in english, but the direction of the wood nerves in the soundpost must be orthogonal or in line (sorry, I don't remember this) wrt wood nerves of the upper table of the bass. Are the feet of the bridge in perfect contact with upper blade? A good technique is to put sandpaper on the upper blade, and scratch the bridge over the sandpaper : the feet will have then exactly the same curvature as the upper table.
Maybe a bad batch of strings. What happens if you remount the old ones?
Hope this helps! Succes!

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