|mtb777 ||09-01-2013 08:01 PM |
Fingerboard/ string mute.
Ok what is everybody using to wrap the fingerboard and strings on the basses? I just got a 6 string and want to mute open strings. I see them in pictures all the time and wonder what works best. I've seen some with Velcro wraps but haven't found anything that works well. I've tried some hair bungees but they seem to stretch getting them over and by the tuners. Any suggestions?
|mtb777 ||09-04-2013 12:19 AM |
Hello. Is this just a stupid question?
|TBAR Shane ||09-04-2013 07:05 AM |
|Turxile ||09-04-2013 07:21 AM |
|Volpe25 ||09-04-2013 07:32 AM |
These sort of hair bands, you can usually get a couple of them for a quid or something in drug stores or cheap clothing stores. You wrap one around the neck and loop it back through itself
|Emibass ||09-04-2013 07:35 AM |
I use a small hair band. I spend the fortune of 1€ on a set of 10. Gave some to my wife and all the rest for me just to have for the whole life. LOL
|skunky33 ||09-04-2013 07:45 PM |
I'm not sure what people are talking about. For that old school R&B sound I play with one or two fingers barred and mute with the others. I've also used felt under the bridge to get that Jamerson tone.
|dvdtlsn ||09-04-2013 07:55 PM |
I avoid open strings...totally for muted sound. I mute 8th notes by holding the string on the fret with finger 1 and muting (more or less to taste) with second finger. Sometimes use a pick and use palm to mute near bridge. Either works in different situations. Muting is a very useful thing to work in, sounds good when called for and allows for build. While I never mute strings in the oldies band I play in, I am using almost every week at church.
not a stupid question
|mtb777 ||09-14-2013 07:55 AM |
Originally Posted by Turxile
I got a set of 3 of these the other day. Works very nicely. Pricey though. Well made and thought out. Thanks for the responses and ideas.
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