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Old 2011-12-28, 18:07
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New Acoustic Bass: Tonality/String Adjustment

The classic problem - new acoustic bass, sounds fine until you start fretting notes above the 5th fret, at which point it sounds like it's about half a tone sharp (at least). It's a basic bass with no mechanical parts that can be adjusted with Allen keys or screwdrivers (except, of course, for the truss rod). Is there any way I can sort this shit out myself without bringing it to a shop? It has a normal bridge, as opposed to a compensated one, and the string gauge that came with it is .45. Very flexible, will probably get heavier ones for it, but not much heavier.

I'm clueless about this stuff so explain it to me like I was raised on an Ohioan turnip farm.

Thanken you.
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