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clicking sound-- please help

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by cbrad, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. cbrad


    Jan 21, 2005
    Whenever I hold down a sting with my left hand it makes a clicking sound that is transferred to the amp and makes my playing sound bad. Could it be that I need new strings (the ones i have now are old). Also, on my bass there are those little "dots" not on the front but side of the neck. Sorry for sneakin that last bit in but I need help. Thanks in advance.
  2. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Sounds like you're just fretting incorrectly. It's hard to examin playing style.technique online. Make sure you're just pressing down right behind the fret, and with enough pressure. I doubt it has much, if anything to do with your strings. The dots are just normal position markers. :) enjoy,

  3. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    DFW, TX
    It sounds like what's happening is the string is saggy so that while your fretting its clicking on another fret. I've had problems similar with older strings, and poor bass setups.