Post Number: 1036
|Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 4:36 pm: |
Post Number: 1037
|Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 4:37 pm: |
marvin owns five alembics.....
Post Number: 1038
|Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 4:57 pm: |
Post Number: 91
|Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 8:32 pm: |
I used to work with a bass player who had a custom job (by Ed Reynolds, then of Soundsmiths in Chicago, now of Ed Reynolds Guitars in Austin - a top-notch luthier.) He actually had Ed put peizos under the fretboard (IIRC, 3 of them - 1st, 12th & 24th frets) just to pick up fret noise - what he called "the percussiveness". Sounded like crap. Fortunately, they had their own volume control, and none of 3 bands I worked for him in played anything that he could use them on.
(And he then unhighjacks with...) Of course, if you want to do away with fret noise entirely, you could always get rid of the frets.....
Post Number: 340
|Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 8:04 am: |
What fret noise are we speaking of?
Is this because of mechanical issues such as
lifted frets,high spots, warpage?
Or is the problem technical, i.e. fingers not pressing down hard enough = fret buzz, fingers pressing down over the fret = fret buzz.
The finger size versus scale length issue comes to mind.
My Martin acoustic bass has a set saddle with the strings a little on the high side for slap compensation. I have small hands so I have to pay attention on where my fingers fret the note so I don't get buzzing. Just a thought.