Fibersen question

If you have Fibersen on the front does it make any difference acoustically if you have it on the back as well?

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Hi Phil! It really doesn't make a huge difference. Although my colleague Reigen suggests that the tightness and density of the back skin will affect the tone (i.e, using natural skin or even a pvc plate), and I'm sure it does in subtle ways, I don't think it's a factor that most people would probably notice.

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Hi Kyle, thanks for the info. Looking to upgrade the skin on my shamisen. Might as well get it all done at the same time so I don't have to send it away twice. :)

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