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Old 2006-12-13, 13:57
Rattlehead Rattlehead is offline
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Location: Winnipeg, Canada
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As Tattered pointed out what you have is called buzz, or fret-buzz. This occurs because the string it hitting one of the frets as it vibrates, thus giving the sound of metal hitting metal.
This occurs when a bass is not properly adjusted, and is most common on the B string, but happens on the higher ones too.

What you need to do is bring the bass to a guitar person to get a set up done. They will adjust the bass for you for usually between 25 and 35 (US) dollars. Or you can search "bass set up" in this forum or on the internet, and learn how to do it yourself.
Some people say to think outside the box.
I say do away with it. You can always stand in its former location if you need to make use of the perspective it gave you, but will benefit from the ability to situate yourself in different loci with ease.
Destroy the box.
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