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string thru

Postby Crinocerous » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:10 am

So I saw a video on the youtube where a bass luthier was saying that string through the body has little to no sonic difference from stringing just through the bridge and infact just makes the strings weaker. Thought for fun I would throw out that meaty morsel into the crocodile pit and see what happens. Lol. Personally would love to see a freq analysis of the comparison. Is it just a marketing scam? What do you all think?
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Re: string thru

Postby gumbynotpokey » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:37 pm

Greetings.

Well, it's not a tonewood debate so here we go.

IMO (2 cents) this question comes down to the same answer as applies to other questions:
*nickle vs stainless frets
*tonewoods (body)
*tonewoods (neck)
*bridge density (metals)

What answer? I'm glad you asked. This answer: "In your bedroom or studio, with headphones, maybe. On stage at concert volumes, nope".

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Re: string thru

Postby tbonesullivan » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:18 am

I've never really had any issues with my top loaders and sustain. Of course, they are Musicman, which have these huge brass bushings set into the body, which are then bolted to the bridge, in addition to 4 bridge screws.

As long as it is a good solid bridge design, I don't see how it would have much of an effect.

My Carvin basses that have the ability are all setup string through, but that is also how they came from the factory.
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Re: string thru

Postby SEANZILLA » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:04 am

I'm pretty sure it's more about sustain than anything else.
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Re: string thru

Postby skully13a » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:53 am

Any bend in a string will make that string weaker. Period.
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