Well, we (my band) are currently working on our first album, and we've finished recording the basis of most our songs. All of the basic tracks were recorded live. When we checked the bass tracks, we noticed that my playing was pretty "noisy" and there were loads of terribly loud "CLICK!" noises on the bass tracks, which were causing terrible peaks. During an extra recording session, we found out the reason for the annoying clicks. I play fingerstyle and a bit of slap and tend to dig in pretty hard, and we found out that whenever my fingers touched the pickup during play, my bass would "click". This occured most frequently when I played on the B string and used muting techniques. Eventually, we discovered that lowering the pickup height improved things a little. Now, do you think that those clicks indicate that my ATK's pickup needs replacement, or do you think they're the result of my ineptitude or bad technique? I consider myself a rather good player, except I don't really have a lot of recording experience. Sure, I've already recorded a bunch of tracks with the same bass, but back then, I didn't have any "clicking" problems whatsoever. What do you think? Have you ever had problems with "clicking" pickups? Any kind of input would be appreciated, thanks in advance.