#1
When I use my fingers (most the time except anesthesia by metallica) my thumb has to be set of the end of the fret board at about the 21st fret on a 24 fret bass.
Where can i put my thumb so my fingers can have some force behing them while playing closer to the bridge?
(dont say the pick ups because mine are laid inside the actual body)
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#2
honestly... it'd be hard to say not knowing what kinda bass you have... but you might be able to train your self to not have to rely on anything for your thumb to rest on...
#3
other strings except when you're on the E.
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#4
yeah, type of bass would be nice. if you're that desperate, get a thumbrest. or make one out of a hunk of wood or plastic
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#5
I'm going to assume you have a line6 or perhaps one with a built in speaker, but as for thumb resting place, end of fret board, convert to a slap only method or use the low e when your playing on other strings.
#6
well its a brownsville (made for samash only)
brownsville bass pak 1
(dont call my bass cheap. i know it is but in the end, playing the music is the important part)
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#7
I use the string above the string I play on, except for when i'm playing on E. It'll take some getting used to, but after a while it becomes second nature.
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#8
where do you rest for the E?
im playing a lot of black dahlia, slayer, metal.
lots of it is on the E, Eb, D, C.
the thick one lol
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#9
im alson learning guitar and bass doorle by metallica and he lests and pen E ring as he plays G an octave high (12th fret dur da dur)
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#10
Well for playing the E i normally rest my thumb on the pickup, but since that's not an option for you, I'm not sure what to tell you to do.
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#11
corner of the fretboard
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#12
Why are your pickups in the body? From the looks of that picture, it has a P and a J pickup with non-exposed pole covers - they pickups should be raised, at least a little bit if not a lot.

Anyway, thumb placement is a biggy. Some people feel that you should use a "floating" technique, where you don't rely on something to hold your thumb. Others feel that you should rest it on the pickups all the time. And some others feel you should rest it on the pickup (when playing on the E or B) and then rest it on the string above the one you're playing if you play on any others.
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#13
I always have my fingers anchored to the Pup. It just comes naturally.
Try having it on the string above then floating for the E... or just get a thumbrest and DIY it in there.
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#14
Since it's a cheap bass (not knocking it) I would buy a thumb rest and put it on, will do wonders for you.
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#15
Whell when I play on anything but my Bass string I rest my thumb on the other strings, but when I paly on my E or B string (depending on the Bass) I rest my arm on the body of the Bass to be honest, and I use that to anchor myself.
#16
but... what do you do when you have to let a string ring?
what about that huh?
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#17
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but... what do you do when you have to let a string ring?
what about that huh?



Then you don't have your fingers on it...duh
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#18
w/e man i got my help. thanks to everyone
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#19
99% of the time, my thumb is on the E string, but if im going to be consistently playing on the D and G strings, my finger is on the A

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#20
Well, having insanely long bass player fingers, I can anchor my wrist down on the body., or on the top of the body if the bass is small enough.


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