String Noise

When I was a kid, when I heard Ace Frehley’s fingers sliding on the strings was cool.

But, I really don’t like it when I play bass. I can roll the tone off, but I still hear it a bit, and I don’t like the sound with the tone rolled off.

Then I thought about the setup. Could my pickups be too close to the strings?

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Check out this thread that was started by @JoshFossgreen to address that very issue.

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In my case, just touch the strings generates noise. I can’t help but get a little string scrape as the finger moves a little, especially since I do some micro-shifting.

Ah, maybe I’m going to have to further refine my technique.

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That sounds like an earth problem @kwt7667
Jamie

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