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Posted by Catherine (22.214.171.124) on August 21, 2002 at 23:21:02:
In Reply to: post adjustmtent? posted by JBear on August 20, 2002 at 09:49:06:
If you do adjust your own soundpost, you have to loosen the strings to to make room to wiggle the post. Otherwise you risk cracking the top. I would leave this stuff up to a luthier or someone with a lot of experience. Like many, I have two soundposts - one for winter, one for summer - that are different lengths and a little different in width. Twice a year I go to the bass shop and change them out, and it makes a HUGE difference with my very temperamental bass in feel and sound.
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