excess noise

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by somethintosay, Sep 17, 2001.

  1. i do fine when i try to play real quick with two fingers but when i try to incorporate the 3rd for triplets and the like, i have problems with keeping a clear sound and i get sloppy and gets lots of clicking noises.any suggestions for practice or techniques?
  2. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    Practice much slower.
  3. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    For one thing - have you tinkered with your action? I have a bass that was full of clicks and clacks when I received it. The high profile frets caused mettallic clicks and the crystal clear single coil pickup always let them ring out.

    I adjusted my action, (made the fingerboard/neck flatter), and adjusted my technique a little by not digging in so much, letting my controls get the volume. They're not totally gone, but they're not noticeable any longer.
  4. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    There is a lesson at harmonycentral to get used to using four fingers good. Click here to get to it.

    Also my ring finger used to kinda get caught up on the string, if you try to use the very tip, it should be less clanky but youll have to even out how hard you hit the strings with your other fingers.
  5. theJello


    Apr 12, 2000
    I was never able to get a good tone either with three fingers. It also never felt right to me.
    Not to say it doesnt work for some people but if two works better for you why not just use two? Some of the most amazing players only use two fingers.