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 Post subject: Mute pad
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:08 pm 
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Hi,

I was trying to use the mute pad on my 06' 4003 but for some reason it does not even touch the E string, even the pad being all the way up. I saw here in one old post that 2 other folks were having trouble to mute the G string. In my case all other strings mute OK, but E. I have tried to bring the pad up slowly side by side, all the way on E side but didn't work. I took both screws out to check for any damage on the treads and they look perfect, so I don't know what is going on.

I didn't change the bridge setup - it's still in the same way it came from factory (bought the bass new 2-3 months ago).

Does anybody know what is going on, and how to ajust that? (if there is a way)

Thanks,
Andre


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 Post subject: Re: Mute pad
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:37 pm 
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There has been a couple threads on just this problem. You have to unstring the bass, remove the tailpiece, and reshape the mutepad/metal assy. to be the correct curve. Mine was that way also.


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 Post subject: Re: Mute pad
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:57 pm 
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Johnallg - thanks for the info. Now I have to figure out the right curvature to touch the E string. The only problem I see with this device is that, whatever adjustment you do to the bridge, probably you have to do the same procedure over again, right?

Andre


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 Post subject: Re: Mute pad
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:09 am 
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I had to fix the curvature of my mute pad just once, despite I have done many bridge adjustments.

Note that, if you remove the strings, your bass will probably need a few adjustments (Mainly truss rods).


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 Post subject: Re: Mute pad
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 2:37 am 
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Note that, if you remove the strings, your bass will probably need a few adjustments (Mainly truss rods).


Shouldn't. You won't have them off long enough.


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 Post subject: Re: Mute pad
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 4:12 am 
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Note that, if you remove the strings, your bass will probably need a few adjustments (Mainly truss rods).


Shouldn't. You won't have them off long enough.


It is what I thought. Unstring for just a few minutes should not be enough for a truss rod adjustment.
I will try to fix the mute pad when I'm back home.

Thanks guys!
Andre


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