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string Noise

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

  1. crikker

    crikker Yooper From Way Back

    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


    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
    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.