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Finger angle for plucking?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Velocimaniac, Aug 13, 2002.

  1. Velocimaniac


    Jun 14, 2002
    Hey, I rest my thumb on the edge of the pickup. When I hold my right elbow straight up in the air then my fingers are perpendicular to the string. However, after a while of this I get tired and drop my elbow to rest on my bass. When I do this, my fingers aren't perpendicular any more, they slope off the strings at an angle of about 30 degrees. Am I doing something wrong here? I thought fingers were always supposed to be perpendicular.
  2. RiCKdoesntTrip


    Aug 16, 2002
    hmm do uhave really small arms or a reall big bass? cuz i dont see how you can rest your elbow on the bass... anyway, i play over the bridge (back) pickup, and i angle my finger toward the bridge like this ///, not that angled that much, but u get the idea. i do this because if the difference is size between my index and middle finger. this way, the same amount of finger is hitting the strings.

  3. Velocimaniac


    Jun 14, 2002
    that helps, I tilt about the same as well, thanks

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