string Noise

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by crikker, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. crikker

    crikker Yooper From Way Back Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2004
    This is driving me crazy. When I'm playing and I press down on a string it makes a clicking sound. Not sure if that makes sense. I've learned to throttle back a little on my right hand so I'm not clicking there but what the hell is going on with my left hand? Am I trying to press the string through the neck for some reason? Is it even anything to get wrapped up about? :help:
  2. Kael

    Kael Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2004
    Oklahoma City
    How high are your pickups set? Are you perhaps pressing your strings down so that they are touching your pickups? That would produce a "click".
  3. Fliptrique


    Jul 22, 2002
    Szczecin, Poland
    Endorsing Artist: Mayones Guitars&Basses, Taurus Amplification
    if you press too hard, it will click - it`s just metal hitting metal... while I think that a lil` bit of agressive aproach is needed in the plucking hand, to make the wood resonate fully, the LH should press the strings only as lightly as it`s needed - kepping the fingers curled, not waving them around, and med-low string action helps A LOT.