Putting this question here but I don’t know yet whether it’s more of a gear or technique thing, or a mix of both! Since starting B2B I’ve been practising on a borrowed (and well used) bass. Well I finally got my own this last weekend! Squier CV Jaguar in Black; very slick, very cool tones, very happy!
I’ve noticed something since playing around to get a feel for it, I’m hearing very audible noise when I lift my fingers off strings, as if they’ve just been lightly plucked again. Tried to do some digging online but a lot of what I find is just referring to the notorious fret buzz - this isn’t that!
I pluck the D string and rest that finger on A, the action of removing that finger off A to pluck again creates an unwanted ring. Noticeable from the fret hand too but not as bad there.
The strings are brand new as it’s a new instrument. Strings and hands are clean. From what I can gather this could be linked to any or all of the following: string material/coating, temparature, technqiue, lack of calluses etc. I didn’t notice this on the borrowed bass at all, but I’m thinking that might be due to the strings being quite old and dull?
I’m just trying to understand how common this is and what the most likely causes might be so I can (hopefully) start working on improving it!