Wrist angle problem

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by tekydon, May 16, 2021.

  1. tekydon


    Jan 29, 2020
    I have this problem where I pluck the higher strings (E and even moreso G) closer to the bridge than the lower strings. It happens 'naturally' for me and it's annoying. Any recommendations for fixing this?
  2. MattZilla


    Jun 26, 2013
    Hypnopaedia. Corprophagia (not recommended). Playing with a pick (don’t tell anyone, not even someone who doesn’t play bass and has drank themselves under the table).
  3. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    Angle your bass up 45 degrees?
  4. Malcolm35


    Aug 7, 2018
    Fretting with the pad of the finger pulls your wrist into where it should be.
  5. Corto14


    Feb 6, 2019
    I have the same problem with my Precision, I believe because of the body dimension which is not comfortable for me.
    I haven’t any problems with my Yamaha bb and trb which have a bigger body so my wrist has only a gentle angle.

    i’m working on my posture to overcome this problem but no result whatsoever.
  6. mambo4


    Jun 9, 2006
    yeah. Body position is driven by bass position. So stand up, adjust the angle , hang , etc to allow your body comfortable access. Don’t sit with your bass on your knee and your right forearm draped over the body.
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  7. chris_b


    Jun 2, 2007
    I don't seem to have this problem so it is unique to your style, so I'd say it's you rather than the bass.

    Hold your arm, hand and fingers in the way that you want to change to. Move your bass so that it sits comfortably under your fingers, in the right place for your new technique. Practice until it is second nature.
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