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Trouble letting go (of the string).

Post  quipeace on Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:04 pm

First of all, it's my first post here, so hi all Very Happy.

I've just picked up my bass three days ago and it's going quite well I think. I followed a couple of your lessons and I'm starting to get the hang of the song "stand by me" Wink you explained on your Youtube channel. However I've ran into a small problem, each time I let go of a string without muting it it briefly buzzes between my finger and the fret, it's coming trough the amp and is getting quite annoying.

Do I simply have to let go of the fret quicker or is it a setup problem?

EDIT: It's especially loud on the A string from the highest (sounding) fret to the ninth.

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Post  ThreeLetterSyndrom on Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:36 pm

You need to let go quicker, I think. Try doing that first (make sure you lift your fingers and don't slide down the fret first!) and if that doesn't work, it's a setup problem.

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Post  Nocturnal_Pulse on Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:57 pm

I assume you fretting in the edge of the fret and not in the middle! That could make you buzz!
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Post  quipeace on Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:06 pm

Nocturnal_Pulse wrote:I assume you fretting in the edge of the fret and not in the middle! That could make you buzz!
That actually could be it, going to try out in a minute Wink.

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Post  Nocturnal_Pulse on Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:12 pm

quipeace wrote:
Nocturnal_Pulse wrote:I assume you fretting in the edge of the fret and not in the middle! That could make you buzz!
That actually could be it, going to try out in a minute Wink.

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Post  quipeace on Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:37 pm

Fretting closer to or in the middle didn't make a difference in buzzing, it was a combination of letting go too slowly and simply having the amp volume set too low. Because of the low volume I was playing harder than necessary. Turning up the amp and just touching the strings instead of pulling on them did the trick.

Now back to learning bass, see if I can improve my accuracy a bit, because at the moment it's horrible Razz

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Post  Nocturnal_Pulse on Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:45 am

quipeace wrote:Fretting closer to or in the middle didn't make a difference in buzzing, it was a combination of letting go too slowly and simply having the amp volume set too low. Because of the low volume I was playing harder than necessary. Turning up the amp and just touching the strings instead of pulling on them did the trick.

Now back to learning bass, see if I can improve my accuracy a bit, because at the moment it's horrible Razz

Ah yes has happened to me sometimes when I just practiced without amp I was so wild on the strings hehehe

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