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Posted by Charlie (220.127.116.11) on August 14, 2002 at 09:05:26:
In Reply to: Neck bowing (curved) posted by Groovski on August 08, 2002 at 08:43:38:
: I have a lower line Palatino Upright that the last 4-5 inches of the neck has started to bow up on. Now my D strng is buzing in spots and is just a thud in spots. Is there something I can do?
There is not much you can do about that yourself. I would suggest taking it to a qualified luthier and have him look at it. He might be able to shave the fingerboard or install an adjustable bridge to raise the action a bit. It seems that if the bow is severe enough the fingerboard would separate from the neck on an upright bass. Replacing the neck would not be worth the cost on a low end Palatino. To really make them into acceptable basses you have to replace all the fittings and bridge, which costs nearly what the bass originally cost new. You may want to look into getting either a Christopher or Engelhardt bass as a replacement. They are the two most recommended laminated/affordable double basses.
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