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Unwanted harmonics

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Fishbrain, Aug 8, 2001.


  1. Fishbrain

    Fishbrain

    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    yo, when i try to get dead/ghost notes or sometimes stop the string with my plucking finger it rings and its soooo annoying! any ideas how to make it stop?:confused:
     
  2. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    use two fingers! if you stop the string with one finger near a harmonic node point, you're going to get that harmonic (which can be a great effect) - if you stop it with two fingers, you deaden the string much more effectively.

    cheers

    Steve
    www.steve-lawson.co.uk
     
  3. The string's always going to ring out something. Just try not to have your finger resting in an obvious place like the 5th or 7th fret.

    The EQ can make a big difference too. Mids and highs will bring out harmonics.
     
  4. Fishbrain

    Fishbrain

    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    thanx peeps!