I have a custom by Dave Pushic that I love dearly. The kicker is that I like to use machine gun triplets, where you slap a string and mute the next two notes to get a percussive effect in very rapid succession. It has to be executed blisteringly fast so that no notes sustain. What happens with this bass is that when I mute the two notes that follow the fretted note, I get harmonics. In other words --- those two succeeding notes don't die...they ring like bells because I create harmonics. So, I can't get the "thppp thppp" percussive effect of a machine gun triplet. I have an instructional video of a guy with a Spector and his muted notes don't ring with harmonics at all. What I want to know is - Is this just inherent to this bass or do you have a suggestion of something I might change so I could get the muted notes ("thpp thpp") that would just die instead of ring with the overtones ? Believe me, this bass has sustain for days and rings like a Sistine Chapel bell......(not a bad thing!....I can almost play it unamplified!) If it's any help, here's some specifics about the bass that may affect this; - maple/purpleheart neck through body - cocbolo top on walnut burl - bone nut w/zero fret - med nickel frets Thanks so much for any expertise or guesses!!!!