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Posted by paige on July 22, 2000 at 21:50:23:
In Reply to: Righthand-Technique posted by John on July 14, 2000 at 15:17:30:
: Hi, I'm John and I really want to know a technique that i can use on my bassguitar that would STOP the "ticking" of my strings agains the fretbord.
: I use a three finger technique (kinda like Billy Sheehan style) but i can't stop the "ticking".
: my strings used to lay down pretty low on the fretbord, so i layed them higher, but does anyone know how i can prevent the "ticking" with my strings laying low?
: I know that i can use a compressor or a limiter/enhancer etc. but that's not the answer i'm looking for, could please somebody read this and give me some suggestions?
Do this - it really works to fix a "heavy" right hand.
Play with your amp up very loud, and then try to play really soft with a light touch from your right hand. With the amp up real loud, every mistake you make will be accentuated. This helped me alot, as I tend to play really hard with my right hand. This also helped me to learn to play more relaxed so my right hand doesn't cramp up.
It may be possible you have a neck issue causing the click you mentioned. You might wish to take it to a music store and have a professional set up done on it. There's more to it than just raising and lowering the strings.
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