#1
I'm bored and decided to just start a thread to see where all you people put your plucking hand when playing. just curious lol. Since i know everyone plays differently. me, I play with my plucking hand really close to the neck around the last fret which is the 21st on my bass. just feel more comfortable there than I do playing near the pickups lol. what about you guys?
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#2
I play either above my P pickup, or just further up.
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#3
I play usually on the neck pickup for tone, but for blistering speed i play down by the bridge
#4
It obviously depends on what kind of tone and feeling you want to get.
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#6
I like my tone better when I play almost right above the 22nd fret
#7
between the pickups, brighter sharper tone, and easier to play (in my mind)
#8
when plucking in a riff that also has tapping, I play at the fingerboard. when regular playing, close to bridge.when slapping, edge of pickguard closer to bridge.

usually.
#9
^ Indeed. But when im trying to play really fast, i play at the very end of the fretboard and use my thubm as an anchor. Its a habit I developped while first attempting to play with4 fingers (which I soon gave up) and it stuck.
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#10
Depends on the sound i want. Between hand position, playing style and pick-up config, you'd be amazed at the sounds you can get. I have a Fender Jazz Standard and i can get a couple of Claypool tones (Fisticuffs from Brown album) then change around a bit, and we're pretty close to Flea (especially these days)
#11
slap-end of the neck
double slap-thumb midway from pickup to neck
pop-over pickup
tapping-on the neck
pick-nearer to neck
fingers-over P-pickup
harmonics- I have a thing for tapping them with my right just to be arkward
#12
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^ Indeed. But when im trying to play really fast, i play at the very end of the fretboard and use my thubm as an anchor. Its a habit I developped while first attempting to play with4 fingers (which I soon gave up) and it stuck.


The further away you are from the bridge, the less taut the strings are and so the slower you can play..