When playing finger style....

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by MCBTunes, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. I am struggling with the hitting the E string when I play finger style. I like to hit my notes between the P pickup and the neck, deeper less raunchy sound preferred. I Normally play with my thumb on the E string and I am fast everywhere, but when I move up and have to play more than a couple notes on E I sound like crap, the notes are uneven and sloppy. I almostconsidered getting a 5 string just so i could have a thumb rest haha... but I would rather work on my technique.

    How can I improve this, is there a certain way my hand should be by the bass when my thumb has no rest? Or am I supposed to be plucking by the bridge, have my thumb on the pickup and problem solved?

  2. Viviuos


    Jul 15, 2004
    Nehawka, Nebraska
    You could look into the use of a ramp.
  3. one way would be to rest your thumb on the E string when playing the higher strings and rest your thumb against the body just above the E string when playing it, and get used to it.
    another way would be to install a thumb rest. i do not much about thumb rest so you have to inquire some else about that
  4. Rich600


    Nov 22, 2004
    I usualy adapt to the bass i play rather than,make the bass adapt to me.