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How much pull off noises are acceptable?.. my ring finger and pinkie get an annoying pull off sound quite a bit when playing the B and high E string..is there a way to avoid this?

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Hard one to diagnose without being there (probally hard even if being there).

do you just pull off? maybe press into the fretboad and rebound off?

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I get those noise sometimes especially when reaching for a note with my pinky.

It happens because I can't lift the finger straight up from the string and I get "string squeak"

or whatever you call it.

I can get rid of it with practice and concentrating on my technique.

My left hand tends to get lazy and my fingers slide off the string instead of lifting.

That's not a criticism of you, it is what I know I am doing that causes the noise.

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I get those noise sometimes especially when reaching for a note with my pinky.

It happens because I can't lift the finger straight up from the string and I get "string squeak"

or whatever you call it.

I can get rid of it with practice and concentrating on my technique.

My left hand tends to get lazy and my fingers slide off the string instead of lifting.

That's not a criticism of you, it is what I know I am doing that causes the noise.

Exactly my problem..."string squeak" is a good term to describe it...im tryin my hardest to lift my finger straight up but not havin much luck

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I've heard of people using oil or lubricants on their fingers and/or strings, especially when recording.

I think dry fingers and new strings make the most noise.

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so nobody has a solution?... is it just a keep tryin til you figure it out type thing?

I've heard of people using oil or lubricants on their fingers and/or strings, especially when recording.

I think dry fingers and new strings make the most noise.

I had one song that gave me fits trying to keep my fingers quiet.

I finally went and bought a set of "flat wound" strings to shut them up.

It worked perfectly. The tone changed a bit. It was a bit more mellow but

very acceptable to me.

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Dutchman,

Flat wound strings is one way to do it, but I think it has a lot to do with technique. The pinky is one of the hardest fingers to control. Keep at it and it will work for you.

Mike

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I kinda like string squeaks. They give level of intimacy and authenticity to the sound. My wife hates it. To each their own, I guess.

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