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clicking sound from playing with a 5 string

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by tallicabassist0, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. tallicabassist0


    Feb 16, 2005
    I recently recorded some demos with my band, and i noticed on the final thing that there was clicking as i played the E string

    i think it is because i pluck very hard and my finger then taps the B string forcing it to tap the pickup causing that clicky noise.

    would the only way to prevent this is to play softer or use a 4 string? because plucking hard is just how i play so itd be difficult to get used to plucking lightly
  2. medawc


    Aug 20, 2008
    Wroclaw, Poland
    If B taps the pickup just lower the pickup on the B side.
    You can also use B string as a thumbrest while not plucking it. It prevents the B string from clicking and mutes it as well.

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