Bass Guitar Metallic Ringing / Resonance?



Asked by: Randy Ashman

How do I stop my bass strings from ringing?





So you can use the thumb mute like this. Or you could leave your thumb back on the pick up and use a sneaky finger like I'll get my ring finger in here. And cover up that E string.

Why does my guitar have a ringing sound?

There you have it. Three common causes for fret buzz: (1) uneven frets (2) excessively low string action, and (3) a back bowed neck. Just one of these problems is enough to cause fret buzz, but often times a guitar has a combination of these three problems all at once.

How do you stop a string from resonance?

Like a D major I would let the tip of my index finger rest against the E string to stop that from ringing like.

How do I make my bass sound cleaner?

And I find using both hands in tandem is the most practical way for bass player to mute our unused strings. So the first method I want to talk about is the floating thumb technique.

Why is my bass ringing?





string or saddle height possibly, or the neck might need adjustment. it could also mean the fretwork is uneven to the point that a certain fret will always rattle. if you mean like a high pitched ringing sound, when you play the string unplugged, it can sometime come from the bridge itself.

Why is my bass so buzzy?

The neck of your guitar or bass should have some ‘bow’ in it. In other words it really shouldn’t be perfectly straight. Fret buzz is generally caused by some combination of not enough bow in the neck, the bridge string height being set too low, and possibly a warped or irregular neck.

Why does my guitar sound twangy?

If your guitar sounds tinny with a bit of twang of buzzing, it may be due to the strings vibrating against the frets as you play. It’s possible for your guitar to sound tinny on only certain parts of the fretboard or strings, or across the entire fretboard.

How do you fix ringing guitar strings?

So fret the fret that joins at the body and then the first fret. And you can hear that. There's some space in between. There. And the buzz is gone so just experimenting with adjusting your tress rod.

How do I stop my guitar from buzzing?

Quick Tips



  1. Turn up the guitar’s volume and treble controls so that the guitar signal overrides hum and noise picked up by the guitar cable and guitar amp.
  2. Ask the guitarist to move around, or rotate, to find a spot in the room where hum disappears.
  3. Flip the polarity switch on the guitar amp to the lowest-hum position.

What Hz is best for bass?

The best Hz for bass is between 60-250 Hz, as recommended by professionals. These ranges protect speakers from damage and ensure optimal safety and listening experience for you. Listening to bass at too low a frequency outside of this range can damage hearing.

How do you make bass less EQ boomy?

How to fix it?

  1. Start with all your low-end instruments. …
  2. It could be the bass. …
  3. Take an EQ boost and sweep it around the low-end area until you find that “cloudy” frequency getting worse.
  4. Get rid of it by cutting it out of the offending instrument.




How do I make my bass sound warmer?

First. Hit of the pluck of the note the transient itself to kind of bring some of that pop back to it. So we so it sounds a little bit thicker a little bit more punchy on the bass amp track.

Should a bass guitar buzz?

Play. Pretty hard I always have done because I play double bass too so to get sound out of that instant you have to lay into it. So that's kind of taken over a little bit too the bass guitar.

Why does my bass buzz when not touching strings?

A bass can produce a hum without the strings being touched for a multitude of reasons. Most commonly it is a grounding issue, meaning the wiring in your bass has become loose. Other possible reasons are a faulty amp, a non-grounded electrical socket, or interference from radio frequencies.

How do you tell if your guitar is grounded?

When you touch the strings (or pretty much any exposed metal part on your guitar), it’s you that gets grounded. Most of that EMI that you’re absorbing gets sent off to ground through the guitar and it becomes quieter as a result.



Why does my bass buzz when I touch the strings?

If your bass hums once you touch the strings (but is otherwise quiet), you have a grounding issue. If your instrument hums but becomes quiet once you touch the strings, you have a shielding issue.

How do you ground a bass bridge?

And use this to countersink the screw holes here that will help keep the paint from chipping as we're putting the screws in. Okay. Then I prepared another ground wire that's going to go through. Here.

What happens if you dont ground a guitar bridge?

If the ground wire isn’t connected to the bridge, then it won’t be connected to the strings, and you get to live. Some guy died from it at some point. Art is Vice.

Where does the bridge ground wire go?

Wire. You go through this cavity. And you drill a hole into the very. Bottom of the hole that this post is going to go into stick the wire in there with the curl up part on the bottom.