Bass Player Magazine January 1996

Bass Player Magazine January 1996

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Dingwall Voodoo Prima Bass 5-String By Scott Malandrone

The “wet noodle” effect – it’s a common complaint about the feel and sound of the B string on many 5-string basses. The problem is derived from the laws of physics: a string with a lower pitch requires a longer scale length (the distance between the nut and the bridge) for correct tension and intonation, which is why a B string with a standard 34” scale can feel “loose” compared to the neighboring E string.

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