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Re: Wrist Query

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Posted by paige ( on February 15, 2002 at 07:42:28:

In Reply to: Wrist Query posted by Wylum on February 14, 2002 at 19:21:20:

: Greets!

: I just read a lesson on Technique stating that one's fingers should cross the neck at a 90 degree angle in order to create proper tone. I generally hold this to be true as well... however, my bass's neck is 1 inch longer than standard and it seems very difficult to place my hand that way without angling my wrist as well (which the lesson also warns against). Any suggestions/comments?

: Wylum, who's afraid of carpal tunnel syndrome.

On Longer scale basses, you can't avoid angling your wrist somewhat - especially down towards the nut end of the bass - unless you throw your left elbow out at a ridiculous angle....
Here is what I do - I try to keep the back of my hand and wrist in line with each other as much as possible. From what I understand, you don't want to keep you wrist bent for long extended periods of time. Carol KAye has some good tips at her website where she deals with this. She is at

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