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Re: electric clicky bass sounds when using pick

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Posted by paige ( on January 23, 2004 at 08:30:33:

In Reply to: electric clicky bass sounds when using pick posted by jen on January 22, 2004 at 09:46:54:

Any number of things may need adjusting. The neck, the bridge, the pickups... maybe even different strings may be what's needed. Take it to a reputable music store that has someone who can do a setup on it, explain your problem and let them do it. It won't cost much.
Also - you will find that even the finest instruments will need some setup done at one time or another. Weather changes, humidity changes, sitting unused for a long time - all these can cause a bass to drift away a little. I am a professional 30 year player, and I take my bass in at least once a year to have a setup done on it. If I change to a different brand of strings, I get a setup done on it, sometimes. Can I do the setup myself? yup. But I have found a great little music store and the guy behind the counter does an awesome job... and - more importantly - they warrantee their work. They break it - they buy me a new one!

: Hi!

: I sort of recently bought a Robin Freedom Bass used and only recently had the time to pick it up and give it a good whirl. I usually play with my fingers but on a recent song decided to play with a pick. My amp is kinda buzzy in the first place, not sure if the electricty inthe rehersal space is properly grounded or if its the head itself, but anyway when i play with a pick i get this horrlble electric clicky noise sound, kinda like static, some of the time. I've read that it could be from the "action" being out of whack....i bought it onine and i'm wondering if someting could have come loose diring shipping? Could one of the pickups be too high? I don't know, i thought when you bought something that was supposed to be well crafted that you didn't have these many problems.

: anyway, i found this post "New bass, action too low, need 2 know how 2 fix it", and i'm wondering if i should give it a shot or if i should take it to a professional, and maybe how much something like that will cost?

: thanks so much!!!

: jen

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