#1
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So yesterday I got my first bass I've been playing guitar for 5 years so playing things picked came pretty much instantly, but Im having a little trouble playing with my fingers. Specifically, when I try to play stuff on the lowest string (especially when it is downtuned) it seems to hit the upper board and make an annoying click. Is this because of my crappy technique, the basses action, or something else? It also happens when i try to slap. Thanks a lot!
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#2
well slap gets its sound from the strings hiting the frets.

the sound your hearing is reffered to as 'clank' it can be caused by action being too low (especially when downtuned) or by low string tension. poor technique can also cause it. make sure you are puling the strings pareleel to the body and not perpendicular.

some people lke the clank, thrash metal for instance.
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well slap gets its sound from the strings hiting the frets.

the sound your hearing is reffered to as 'clank' it can be caused by action being too low (especially when downtuned) or by low string tension. poor technique can also cause it. make sure you are puling the strings pareleel to the body and not perpendicular.

some people lke the clank, thrash metal for instance.


Ok i hope its not action, and it really shouldn't be, cause its brand new. So what do you mean exactly about pulling parallel not perpindicular?
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So what do you mean exactly about pulling parallel not perpindicular?

Pull the strings straight up, instead of pushing them towards or away from the body.

Also, just because a bass is new doesn't mean it will have it's action set well.
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Pull the strings straight up, instead of pushing them towards or away from the body.

Also, just because a bass is new doesn't mean it will have it's action set well.

Oh ok i gotcha, i think that's exactly my problem.

Right but this one actually does have nice action, it is my technique thats the problem
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