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Mar 31, 2023 - 7:32:08 AM
22 posts since 10/19/2012

I have a Beard R body (all mahogany) that I got used a few years ago. I put in a new cone a couple years ago if I remember right. Anyway, I very much like this instrument, but find that the bass strings get kind of thumpy sounding say 9th fret up. Strings 1 and 2 sound good all the way up. I am wondering what causes this and what if anything can be done to help with this issue. I do change strings as needed. Also, I play guitar and banjo so I'm not play this dobro with full time intensity.

Mar 31, 2023 - 8:44:29 AM
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2455 posts since 8/3/2008

It might be strings. Cheap enough to replace.

- or - it might be technique. Try altering hand and/or attack position as you move up the neck. It's typical that when playing on lower strings (especially) that adjustments are usually required as you move up & down the neck. An instructor can watch you play and come up with recommendations.

The changing tonal characteristics up the neck are normal. proper technique allows the player to deal with a lot of that.


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