String feedback

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by psi, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. psi


    Mar 11, 2005
    New Jersey
    Do you guys notice that if you hit one string on your bass the others start ringing out a little bit? Is there anyway to prevent this from happening besides constantly muting? Are there any manufacturers that have addressed this specifically? (I think I remember reading about some engineer who solved this problem by staggering string height or something.)
  2. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Well, I think its harmonics, and no theres not really a way to address it that I know of...but maybe someone else here (pretty sure) knows more than I do..
  3. psi


    Mar 11, 2005
    New Jersey

  4. Only way to get rid of it is by having good muting technique. A floating thumb can be very good for that or if you play with a pick then you need to palm mute.
    It's a bit unusual at first but it gets to be better and better with practice. I've learning to use a floating thumb for the past month and it's getting to pretty fluid now.