PU´s to close to fingerboard.

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Bass_me, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. Bass_me

    Bass_me Guest

    Jun 7, 2005
    Denmark, Europe
    The PU´s on my Yamaha TRB-II4 is lying a little to close to the fingerboard to do the up/down stroke slap technique. I am considering to cut off a little bit of the fingerboard to obtain more space.
    Have anybody tried out that before and is there any thing particular to take care of.

    Thanks in advance (for any answer).
  2. Magneto

    Magneto Guest

    Jan 7, 2004
    Corpus Christi, Texas
    I guess you can do what you want with your bass, but isn't there any other place you can position your hand for plucking?
    Doing what you're suggesting isn't the answer..

  3. The Clap

    The Clap Guest

    Jan 5, 2004
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Don't cut off part of your fretboard, for your own eventual good.
  4. Geezerman

    Geezerman Guest

    Nov 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Its easier to modify your technique than to modify your bass ;)
  5. Bass_me

    Bass_me Guest

    Jun 7, 2005
    Denmark, Europe
    :meh: no

    so :help: is wanted.

  6. GrooveWarrior

    GrooveWarrior Supporting Member

    That bass definitely has plenty of room for any technique. Just keep working on your technique and you will get there.
  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Ya, really. Plenty of room for slapping on that bass. You just need more practice. I think you'll end up junking up a fairly nice bass and still not be comfortable.