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Newbie question. Foam mute and string height?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Spider-Man, Nov 9, 2019.


  1. Spider-Man

    Spider-Man Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man Supporting Member

    May 13, 2014
    Columbia, MD
    Hello all,

    I am exploring different options to muting; sponge, foam, and felt. I found 1/2” thick dense foam from pickup packaging, cut it in 1.5”. When I put the foam under the string, all 4 strings dampened on different levels.

    E - not muted at all
    A - foam barely touches the string so makes weird flappy buzzing foam sound in every pluck
    D - Good. A muted sound that I want
    G - string digs into the foam. too much mute. I had to cut a 1/8 deep line? to string to sit on. (still gets muted too much for my taste)

    I looked up different mute techniques online, most people just slide in the mute and play. Well, not mine...

    I understand that string height can be adjusted with the neck contour but this feels not right lol I had my bass set up about 3 weeks ago. should I take it back and get adjusted?

    any thoughts or recommendations?
     

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