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Fret Clank when Muting

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by KYJazzy, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. KYJazzy


    Nov 10, 2004
    Lexington, KY
    When I'm casually playing a lot of times I get a bit of fret clank (the string hitting the 20th fret), just particularily when I pluck with my finger and then rest my finger on it again to mute it.

    Anyone else had this problem? I didn't know if it was a flaw in my technique or if I should raise the saddles a little bit. I like the action in the bass though, it feels great, and its not tremendously low, I don't get any buzz whatsoever til I hit about the 14th fret.

    So just really gentle muting, or what? :help:
  2. Correlli


    Apr 2, 2004
    New Zealand
    Try muting with the left hand instead. You may have to change your technique to do this, but you'll find it much cleaner. About 80% of muting, is left handed.

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