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Old 07-09-2013, 02:33 PM   #1
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UK Slapping sound when i strike my guitars strings

Could it be due to the heat? we're above 23c here in the UK and i havent encountered this problem before. its like the strings arent even tuned and i know they are.
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:30 PM   #2
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The temperature should have no such effect. Ensure that the setup is fine. Maybe something has changed like the pickup height, or the saddles, or some such thing.
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:43 PM   #3
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"Slapping sound" couldn't be any more vague for a description. Seeing as slap is a technique (that can be applied to 6 string guitars, not just bass), you couldn't have made a more vague description.

Can you record some audio of the sound?
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:47 PM   #4
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If it were the heat they'd never have made any music in the hot, southern states of the USA.

I have no idea what you're talking about. Record a clip.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:06 PM   #5
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it's in the high 20s here

no slapping problems here. well, no guitar-related slapping problems here, at any rate.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:09 PM   #6
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Just to make sure, you're not laying bass are you? If so are you hitting the strings with the side of your palm?

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