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Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 2086
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 12:15 pm:   Edit Post

Hi you all and blessed are thee,

after some time not playing Bonnie for several reasons I revisited her and was not very happy with her "A" behaviour.
As you all experienced colleagues-and friends-bass-players know the A string is "ping" the middle of a 5-string neck.
That A string always played me tricks!!!!!!!
BAD tricks!!!
When playing I constantly had this mid-frequency-sounding "click" when playing.
O-o-o-o-o ...I am NOT a string hitter ...!!!!
I consider the neck and strings of Bonnie as a woman's leg so "caressing" the string would be more appropriate.
Nevertheless ...there was this "click".
I went mad!
Even angry!
But I ...on a sunny sunday morning I remembered the "Brother Joey routine" and THAT IT WASN'T ONLY ABOUT NECK AND BRIDGES BUT ALSO ABOUT ...THE NUT.
I just want to emphasize on the fact that "when the string is 'clicking' ALL ALONG your neck IS a NUT problem".
So ...I lifted the nut ...oh YES Brother Joey just a little at a time, not more each time than the section of the pubic hair of a mouse.
Just very slowly and ....step by step to just the moment that ...oh man ...oh lord ...oh "Your Basship" it SOUNDED!!!!!!
No clicking, clecking or clacking!
Just the bass with Red-Devils string slide hiss!

I Am happy bassplayer!
So ...just watch your nuts outside there
(there IS something inside me that says that this is a VERY BAD expression ...mmmmmm)


(Message edited by palembic on September 20, 2005)
Senior Member
Username: bob

Post Number: 508
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 12:36 pm:   Edit Post

Glad to hear you got that sorted out, I remember you talking about it around a year ago.

However... if it really was just the A, then you might want to consider filing the other four slots a little deeper, to get the rest of the strings back to where they were. Probably not worth it if you're happy with how they feel and you didn't raise the nut very much.

Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 2087
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 1:18 pm:   Edit Post

Yowdelyhow ..hy Bob,

yes ARE right in fact.
And it was JUST the A!!!!!! Weird huh!?!?
My intention was to go now a little deeper on the nut REALLY to the critical point and keep it that way.
Indeed now the B the E and tha D and G are to "high".
so you suggest to "file" them down.
Hgggggggggghr ...even the WORD "file" gives me the shivers.
Bu ...Well ...ok ...if you say so understand the winds on the ocean so I guess you understand this too!?!?!


Hep ...weren't you supposed to be out sailing some very important sailrace??

BTW ...I will be sailing with my good friend Giedo this weekedn on his new yacht (well ...euh-heu ..."say "yacht" you know) on the north sea!!!!

Paul TBO

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