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Do you have to adjust the bass for tapping?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Demon, May 11, 2006.


  1. Demon

    Demon

    Mar 17, 2006
    Sweden, Stockholm
    Just wondering, do I? I got a Squier Precision and i dont get much sound when i tap? In that case, what shud i do? Also, is it possible to get a somewhat dark tone when tapping? Cos all the clips i heard they sound very light, and i prefer darker sound, maybe its cos they played higher frets?
     
  2. Demon

    Demon

    Mar 17, 2006
    Sweden, Stockholm
    Sorry, was supposed to say when tapping=) also, the problem is, unless i hammer on REALLY hard i cant hear a ****. Exept the string hitting the fret.. so is my amp just too weak or do i need active pickups=/?
     
  3. Demon

    Demon

    Mar 17, 2006
    Sweden, Stockholm
    well, barely, imean sure, but not close to loud enough, no mather how i try hitting the string, the only way to make it loud enough is py slamming my whole finger on the string lol.
     
  4. Demon

    Demon

    Mar 17, 2006
    Sweden, Stockholm
    I read somewhere i should lower the action, raise the pickups and try to make the strings be on the same level and then put some sponge under the strings on the first fret:S is this true`?
     
  5. Aj*

    Aj*

    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    The sponge mutes the part of your string between the nut and your finger to prevent dischordant vibrations of the other part. I belive this wastes energy so you get a clearer sound with your string muted and also of course it means your tapping doesn't sound like crap when you do it acoustically. I use an elastic band on my four string and am scrounging through my sister's collection of scrunchies to find the perfect one for my 6 string.
     
  6. Demon

    Demon

    Mar 17, 2006
    Sweden, Stockholm
    Okay, but anyway, where can i learn to tap correctly? Anyone know a good site or something?
     

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