My strings are making a scraping sound


Hi everyone!

I have a wooden bachi. When I perform the slip from thickest string to middle string it makes a horrible scraping noise. I was wondering if it’s the grain of the wooden bachi, my playing style or if it’s a normal thing. I was thinking maybe upgrading to a smoother bachi might help, but if it’s not the bachi itself I guess I need refinement on my technique.

Thanks for any advice.


Hello, my plastic bachi sometimes does the same thing and I read somewhere in another thread that it’s something that happens to plastic/wood bachi. Could also be technique though, perhaps vary the pressure you put on the string


Thank you. I’ll try.