#1
Hey all for some reason when i play a note the string above it vibrates a little making unwanted sound. I mean just a single note completely on its own. so its not like im playing a string above and not muting. anyway i thought for some reason it might be the force of my finger on a fret but it happens when i play an open string too.

I know if i put one of my right hand fingers on the string above that will stop but i shouldnt have to do that right and i dont want to have to resolve to that because its just ineffecient.

Any ideas why and how to stop it.

Thanks!
#2
Are you hitting the string by mistake when you play? That's all I can think. If not, then I don't know.
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#3
I don't play bass, but when I'm playing my guitar, I always mute the strings that I'm not playing. It's just a natural part of playing the instrument. Many of the strings resonate with sympathy vibrations because the open string or one of its harmonics ring with the note you are playing. I don't know any other way to get around this than to learn to mute the strings with your fretting hand when you aren't using them.
#4
Quote by Wolftone08
...It's just a natural part of playing the instrument. Many of the strings resonate with sympathy vibrations because the open string or one of its harmonics ring with the note you are playing. I don't know any other way to get around this than to learn to mute the strings with your fretting hand when you aren't using them.

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#5
nah im not hitting any other stringdont know wtf is oging on

i mean i carry down to the one below but ohter than that not a thing
#6
Quote by mcgrathdaniel
nah im not hitting any other stringdont know wtf is oging on

i mean i carry down to the one below but ohter than that not a thing


the strings resonate because another string vibrates. Really natural, that's why you should put your thumb on the string which is under the string you are playing. Your fretting hand should rest on the strings which are above that on.

Or the other ways around... this was written from how you look at it when you are playing You probably know what I mean.
#7
just mute the string with your thumb (rest your thumb on the string above it) and try to mute with your fretting hand, also, check the action on your bass, maybe thats what's causing trouble
#8
Quote by recondite11
the strings resonate because another string vibrates. Really natural, that's why you should put your thumb on the string which is under the string you are playing. Your fretting hand should rest on the strings which are above that on.

Or the other ways around... this was written from how you look at it when you are playing You probably know what I mean.


Except resting your thumb on the string above isn't going to do diddly squat. If I play an A on the E string the A string is going to ring slightly. That won't be fixed by resting you thumb anywhere. It's a matter of muting strings with you fretting hand, not necessarily all of them, but just ones you know will ring. For instance generally when I play on a string the fat of my finger tip will be resting on the string above. It's not complicated but it stops ringing.
#9
Might be something like this: if you play your low G and not your open string and dont mute the open, the G string will vibrate (dirty sentence lawlz). It may be the same concept for you.
#10
Quote by jazz_rock_feel
Except resting your thumb on the string above isn't going to do diddly squat. If I play an A on the E string the A string is going to ring slightly. That won't be fixed by resting you thumb anywhere. It's a matter of muting strings with you fretting hand, not necessarily all of them, but just ones you know will ring. For instance generally when I play on a string the fat of my finger tip will be resting on the string above. It's not complicated but it stops ringing.


I just have my hands on the strings when I fret a note
#11
k sik i thought my bass might be **** (which it is)
wasnt sure if it happend to all
now i know it does and yer that's pretty easy to fix
thanks