Excessive finger noise, how to minimise it
Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:57 AM
Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:28 AM
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:33 AM
Another alternative worth trying is a low-pass filter such as the one in the Hotone GATE pedal. However, when you are using the Markbass Minimark, trying turning up the VLE control, as this is just a variable low-pass filter so should have the same effect.
Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:05 PM
If your sound is good with the Markbass then changing the strings to suite the Blackstar might adversely affect your Markbass sound. Really the solution is in you. Lift your fretting fingers off the strings when you're moving your hand and hit the strings with less force with your plucking fingers. Raise the bridge until the buzzing/clicking noises stop. If that makes the strings too high, go back and work on your technique.
Or. . . . as this "problem" mostly goes away when you play the Markbass. . . . Sell the Blackstar and use the Markbass at home, or ignore the "noises" and carry on improving your technique until the extraneous noises go away.
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:48 PM
Finger noise from finger on string and 'Metal on Metal' noise/clank/buzz from fretting etc.
Flats will reduce the finger noise but may be worth looking at half round / groundwound / pressure wound types to keep the sound more like a roundwound ?
btw Is it my imagination or are these types of strings not so widely discussed / promoted now compared to a few years ago ?
And of course turning down the top end will reduce all the noises talked about here.
You might be surprised at the amount of 'noises' in a solo bass track. Of course if there's any significant 'grit' in use it'll probably be inaudible in any case.
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Posted 18 February 2017 - 03:55 PM
Floating Thumb Technique:
For your right handed technique, I'd definitely recommend doing a bit of research on this.
Edited by ChunkyMunky, 18 February 2017 - 03:55 PM.
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Posted 18 February 2017 - 10:31 PM
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