I have a gig in 2 days and I need help

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by BrewThru03, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. BrewThru03


    Jan 21, 2004
    Mentor OH
    Well I don't really know much about bass setups and repairs so I was wondering if someone could help me. Whenever I play fast with my fingers I get a popping noise. I don't know if its the way I am playing or if it something with my setup. I am planning on putting on new strings so I don't know if that will make a difference. Thanks for your help.
  2. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    It could be the strings slapping up against the frets... this used to happen to me when I played fast/hard... Try raising the action at the bridge... If you do that, you'll probably have to re-intonate... Plenty of how-to on both these topics can be found by searching...

    Have fun!
  3. Sounds like your technique needs some refining.

    Setup, is fairly easy, you will get some good advise by reading through both these sites on setup.

    Bass Setup Manuals





    If you have more questions, get back to us, we will help!