Okay, so I have decided this road will be far too long without any lessons. However, it will be weeks before I can manage this so I would like to get a few things out of the way: - The most annoying thing thus far is the strings making the "buzzing" noise when I try and play simple basslines in my crappy instructional video. I mean, if I press REALLY hard in the center of the fret that im working with it wont happen but I CANT see this being right. It would be far too uncomfortable to do this in a full song. Why does it buzz against the fret so easily? I cant even play 3 notes on the E string without this happening constantly. VERY frustrating - Same thing for when I release the note. So for the 3 note bassline im learning on the E String (dont laugh - I got to start somewhere ) whenever I move from the first to the second the first leaves a buzz sound after the release like its hitting the fret. - Everything but the E string is difficult to play. Like, I attempted to play the same frets except on the G string and I kept hitting the D or A attempting it. Very uncomfortable. Hopefully this is something that gets better and better with practice (I assume it is) but i hope its not my hand positioning or anything. THAT at least I learned from the video. Thats about it for now. Im sure il have more =) Thanks! EDIT: BTW, my setup is Here I know this is a common problem (for beginners) that could be almost anything from gear to technique. I just really hope its my technique I know starter basses arnt supposed to be AWESOME but id hate if it sounded THIS bad no matter what.