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  • #1217

    Paul
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    Hi All

    I am looking for some information regarding the setting of the tailpiece on my double bass.

    I play slap (well, learning to play slap) and i noticed that i have about 1 inch of tail peice cable showing at the bottom of my bass. That is the cable runs around the end peg and over a small bridge type of thing at the very bottom of the bass, then there is a bout 1 inch of the cables showing at the end of the tailpeice.

    I have noticed on photos of dpouble basses that most of them have the tailpeice actually protruding past the bottom of the bass with no cable visible at all…Which is the correct set up

    Thanks guys

    #1218

    Ben Cardin
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    Hello. I have about the same amount of cable showing as you do. I don’t think there’s anything wrong there. I’m no expert either. The cable has to break over the saddle at the bottom of the bass. If you can’t see the cable then the tailpiece is probably just longer and covering it.

    #1219

    Paul
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    Hi Benjo75

    Thanks for that i was getting a bit worried that my set up was incorrect. Although it plays fine, i was concerned that it may damage the bass

    #1220

    Ben Cardin
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    No problem. I took a picture of mine but couldn’t get it to load. How far along are you on your slapping?

    #1226

    Paul
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    Hi Benjo75

    Not very far with my slapping, When i bought the bass it had very stiff steel strings on which as a learner i couldnt slap, so i bought innovation Ultra black strings only to find they were just a stiff. So i got a set of weedwacker pros and i have never looked back. As i get better with my technique i will ga back to the innovations. They did sound great Pizz

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