Beginner needs Help

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Cisco Kid, Oct 16, 2001.

  1. Cisco Kid

    Cisco Kid

    Sep 27, 2001
    hey, i think that the most popular way to play the bass is with your right hands thumb resting on the E but i find it alot easier resting it on the pick ups, is there any reason why i should change, because i tried and i find it harder? sorry if this isnt written well, ive only been playin for 3weeks :)

  2. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    This could start a flame war but if you want to rest on the pu cover do so. Some players rest on the E to mute it (when not playing it of course).

    Just to be difficult I rest on the B of my fiver but on one of the pu covers on the four.

    Play solo or record yourself and see if theres any unwanted 'drones' or noise. If your playing is clean who cares how you did it.
  3. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    PS blatent spam but some of us are trying to get a get together with Steve Lawson (take a look at his forum and off topic)
  4. Turock


    Apr 30, 2000
    Try using a floating thumb.
  5. agyeman

    agyeman Member

    Mar 6, 2001
    I rest my thumb on my pickup.

    Resting your thumb on your E string is helpful when it comes to muting the string, but I just prefer to rest my thumb on the pickup.
  6. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago