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E string clipping

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by I-play-bass, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. I've got a 73 precision bass that I have a bit of a problem with.

    When I pluck the E with any sort of force, it clips and sounds unclear. All fretted notes are perfect and it is not a problem with any ther string.

    It's not a problem when I play pick style, and it's really frustrating.

    I've tried lowering the pickup on the e-side, but if I go too low I have nowhere to anchor my thumb.

    Any suggestions?
  2. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    Provided there's no set-up/string height problem it sounds like a technique thing. Post a pic of the E string side of your pickup showing how high it is above the pickguard.
  3. I'll take photos later, but this problem is isolated to the Preision, not a problem on my Stingray, RD or Squier precision. :(

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