Carol Kaye has always recommended a foam or felt mute.
Foam for pizzicato, felt for pick users.
Read about it on her website and try it.
It's subtle muting effect that attenuates string noise, spurious harmonics and slightly attenuates highs. The effect is a clarifying of the fundamental, and the bass tends to sit in the mix better.
You'll see what I mean.
It's cheap to try (or free depending on your resources),
It may help you get the sound you want.
If not - disregard.
Last edited by Alard : 02-19-2013 at 05:45 AM.