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Old 2007-01-08, 17:19
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Is this normal?

I am a guitarist but I play bass in the school jazz band. Whenever I play bass I have a small problem that really isn't bad but it bugs me. whenever I change to a different string or fret it is accompanied by a lot of clicking and fret buzz. I don't have the strings set to low or anything either is it just a normal bass noise or what?
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Old 2007-01-08, 19:09
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The problem might be your attack angle with your fingers or maybe you're slowly releasing the the string too early causing it to buzz before you are moving to a different string/fret.
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Old 2007-01-09, 03:24
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never played guitar so wont know..hehe
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Old 2007-01-09, 18:43
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I don't know if it's the angle I'm attacking the string or not, I do use a pick though(Come on! I'm a guitarist!) It sounds like the little clicking noises come from the fret I'm playing. Whenever I start to move my hand to change to a different note, I guess the string is still vibrating pretty hard so it makes those noises. I've tried muting it with my hand and stuff, it just won't work. I guess the bass guitar is just too powerful for me!
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Old 2007-01-09, 20:39
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pick + jazz =
dont do it.
thats your problem
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I don't know if it's the angle I'm attacking the string or not, I do use a pick though(Come on! I'm a guitarist!) It sounds like the little clicking noises come from the fret I'm playing. Whenever I start to move my hand to change to a different note, I guess the string is still vibrating pretty hard so it makes those noises. I've tried muting it with my hand and stuff, it just won't work. I guess the bass guitar is just too powerful for me!


I still dont quite understand what you are doing to cause this to happen. If you could post a sound clip or even a video that would be really helpful.
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Old 2007-01-11, 18:34
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Don't worry about it. I'm using the schools Ibanez now so I think I'll be okay
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Old 2007-01-11, 18:42
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still wouldnt reccomend a pick with jazz, usually with jazz you need a smooth low end-rich attack. with hardly eny edge to your tone
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