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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

    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

    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!
    -robert
     
  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

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    http://www.garywillis.com/pages/bass/bassmanual/setupmanual.html

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    http://www.mrgearhead.com/faq/basssetup.html

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

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    Treena