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My thumb slips around on the back of the neck...help!

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by XIbanez4lifeX, Dec 7, 2005.


  1. XIbanez4lifeX

    XIbanez4lifeX

    Nov 15, 2005
    Ohio,USA
    I have an older Squire P-bass and I have great grip on the back of the neck, my thumb does not slip at all.

    I just recently bought a new Ibanez SRX505 and the back of the neck is slippery, I mean its real smooth...so my thumb slides around a little when I play, it gets annoying. :mad:

    What could I use to get some grip without damaging the bass?? :confused:
     
  2. cdef

    cdef

    Jul 18, 2003
    NET
    Get some super fine grit sandpaper and roughen up the finish on the back of the neck just a little. It won't show.
     
  3. If your hands aren't sweaty enough to stick to anything then you're not practicing hard enough!
     
  4. WillBuckingham

    WillBuckingham

    Mar 30, 2005
    Don't grip the bass neck. Just guide your hand with your thumb, you should balance the force of your fretting hand with the body of the bass on your right arm, not with your thumb.
     
  5. dougjwray

    dougjwray

    Jul 20, 2005
    +1
     
  6. + another 1