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Posted by larry on August 22, 2001 at 12:19:13:

In Reply to: Re: loss of tone posted by Stefan Willems on August 22, 2001 at 05:50:25:

: : 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!

hey thanks for the info,I'm sure everything is in the right direction,and that is how I fit my bridges,with the sandpaper,but I never considered bad strings,I've always had good luck with this brand.I'll try it and see if it makes a difference.thanks

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