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fingering position

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by withdevil, Mar 8, 2006.


  1. withdevil

    withdevil

    Apr 23, 2005
    Dallas,TX
    Where do most people play finger?

    near the bridge? or near the fingerboard....

    i play near the bridge but I think im doing the wrong way

    sounds are weak and i get tired fast
     
  2. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    I play a P bass. I mainly play between the fingerboard and the pickup. You get a fuller sound there. Over the pickup for more volume. Behind the pickup (near the bridge) only for effect on a couple of songs.

    Edit: Here is a good example of where I play from the CD cover of Willie Kent's (RIP) Comin' Alive. And here is a better closeup from his website http://www.williekentblues.com/