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Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by jessicabass, Dec 2, 2013.
Do you play over the pickup?
Behind the pickup?
In front of the pickup?
All of the above.
Yes. All those places.
I play them wherever and however I need, to get the sound I'm looking for.
Most of the time over the P-up, but you can change you sound by moving around.
Wherever they let me. No rules
Different positions and different attack angles will produce different tones. This is true of all string instruments. Play around and find yourself a few favorite places.
All of the above are true. The simplicity of the P Bass leads one to pluck in all different spots to get the sond you are looking for
over the neck/right behind the neck
Between the tuners and the nut.
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As a rule for fingerstyle I favor playing behind the pickup, but if needed I'll move up towards the neck. With a pick, however, I tend to play just a bit in front of the pickup.
Depends on the song, and existing tone knob setting.
I usually rest my thumb on the pickup so I am playing slightly behind. However, I do move my position depending on the song so the answer to your question is all of the above.
Everywhere from over the fretboard to as close to the bridge as I can get. Most often, just aft of the pickup.
For mwah, as close up on the neck as I can get. For down home finger fonk it's just a hair to the neck side of the pickup. For rock grind it's over the pickup on the sweet tension spot for some real digging in. For articulation and when I want to get especially riffy like playing melody lines it's at the bridge for that burp. They all get used, all the time, often in the same song.
i touch her where she wants to be touched.