I have some tilt in all of my necks that provides a decent gap between the body and strings, about 6/10". I wedge my thumb between the strings and body, just touching the neck pickup on the bridge side - automatic string mute. Didn't understand why my basses with identical strings and identical setups played differently until I got a bass with a shallow neck pocket. Then it all clicked. Took me entirely too long to figure that one out.
numb hand, shooting pain - either a nerve issue, or restricted/cut off blood flow
And, I have no idea what my first comment has to do with the original post.
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Last edited by deeptubes : 02-21-2014 at 09:29 PM.