Re: Palm muting on bass


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Posted by El Pájaro on May 24, 2000 at 07:18:13:

In Reply to: Palm muting on bass posted by Alfonso Botana on May 24, 2000 at 06:08:53:


: Does anyone heard about palm muting on bassguitar?
: How do you do that without shattering your hands? :?¿?¿

Qué tal Alfonso!!
OK, let's keep this conversation in English fot the interest of the other fine folks who hang around here.
While everyone has his/her own way of palm muting, the technique I found most succesful in terms of tone and safety of the right hand is simply applying a little pressure with the side of the right hand on the strings, at a very short distance of where the strings contact the bridge saddles. This serves well as long as you pluck the strings with your right thumb or with a plectrum. Playing fingrestyle with this plam muting technique is harder, ans it takes a lot of practice, but it definitely can be be done.
Hope this helped,
El Pájaro.


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