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Does anyone have experience of this model? I've recently got one new as a present and I use it to record DI. I'm finding that there appears to be artifacts on the recording which are little static like clicking sounds when I hit a note, not all the time, but regular enough to be noticeable. My other bass (an old active Ibanez) doesn't do this. I've tried different DIs and its the same, so I'm thinking it must be the bass. Anyone have any idea what this might be?

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Where about are you plucking the strings? I recently changed my right hand technique and initially found that I was touching the pole pieces every so often when plucking above the pickup, which was creating a clicking sound through my amp. If this is it you can solve it by either adjusting technique or just putting a piece of tape over the pole pieces.

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