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gilly
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Hi again guys
Well i done sound for the concert on Saturday with the double bass in it.
I tried wrapping a 57 in small hand towel and jammed it nice and tight under/between the tailpiece and body as suggested. Initially it sounded good, better than the 58 i had pointing at body to left of f hole. But then we got rattely sound when he plucked the top two strings. I tried jamming towel in a bit tighter but still got that sound but only from two of the strings. I was going to experiment a bit more with different positions and with a 58 instead of 57 (as i thought it might be the loose head that the 57 has when touched that caused the rattling sound??) but he didn’t want that as practice was about to start so we just went back to the 58 pointing near f hole…