Slapping on a short scale is like 50% technique 40% strings and 10% instrument. You're just going to have to find some strings that give you some more tension or modify your technical approach to get the sound you want. Try to slap in more of a thumb plucking fashion (parallel with the finger board) and popping like pulling a trigger. Coming straight down on the string like a drum stick might not have the best results. Good left hand technique is needed as well.
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Last edited by kai_ski : 09-24-2013 at 01:22 PM.