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Thumb Anchor

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by slapcracklepop, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. slapcracklepop


    Jun 28, 2005
    Boston, MA
    i have a p-bass so I just anchor my thumb on the pickup. then move down to the E or A string when playing lower strings. I have a slight problem: When I'm anchoring on the E, sometimes the pressure makes my E string hit the magnetic pickup and it makes a thumping sound on my amp. Is there anyway to prevent this? Do I just have to be more careful?

  2. Just don't push on it.
  3. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    It's more likely about lowering the pickup a bit (to me).
  4. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    keep you thumb on the pickup.
  5. slapcracklepop


    Jun 28, 2005
    Boston, MA
    sometimes i move down to anchor on the other strings for
    a. better position
    b. to mute the strings that arent being played