I’ve got a Yamaha Motion B MB40 that has D’Addario ECB81M flatwounds on it. It gives a beaut warm sound and a ripper tone! But the noise off the fretboard is really noticeable.
The setup is good, action is low without buzz, have lowered the (passive) pickup heights so they don’t get too eager. At first I thought it wouldn’t be too noticeable upon recording but the fret noise is there constantly.
What kinda fret noise? Every time I place a finger down, no matter the degree of strength I use, the string has a distinct twang off the fret. Louder on the E of course, but present across all strings. Softer on lower frets but up around the mid frets it’s at it’s worst.
Anyone ever experienced this on their bass?
P.S. before the flatwounds I was running some kinda Eddie Ball set that was gifted me. They were all twang and crackle, and picked up every finger motion there was. I ditched 'em after a few rounds.