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Post  weedyleopard on Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:48 pm

I just dont get it. Ive been watching your video and every video i can find and i just dont get how you guys mute the sting and still get noise because when i mute i get silence

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Post  lololiet on Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:00 pm

are you sure you are slapping hard enough?
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Post  weedyleopard on Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:05 pm

You know that was my 1st thought, so i hit harder sounded way louder so i muted with same hit sounded like nothing, so i turn my amp up i here somthing YAY nope just static... ha

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Post  lololiet on Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:25 pm

maybe rest your left hand entirely on top of all the strings & slap around the end of the neck/ between the end of the neck and the neck Pick-Up (if you have one), does that produce a sound?
It's just supposed to be a, sort of, clicking noise.
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Post  Pippynip on Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:12 pm

All I can think of is somewhere along the lines the electronics just aren't picking up the sounds. Maybe your amp's faulty or your pickups are faulty or something, see if you can experiment with different basses and amps.

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