Best Vibraslap??

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Ironbar, Apr 1, 2014.


  1. Ironbar

    Ironbar

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    And no, I'm not talking about the best vibraslap sound on a recording. I'm talking about which one out there has the best sound and longest sustain. The ones they sell at Guitar Center sound like a cheap-ass kids toy- thin, metallic, and almost no sustain. Thanks!
     
  2. Handyman

    Handyman

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    Depends, are you looking for the best vibraslap for metal?

    Seriously though, every time I've seen on being used, its been one of the LP vibraslaps. They seem pretty indestructible, as they're commonly mounted on drum kits and bashed with sticks.
     
  3. Ironbar

    Ironbar

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    I think I may have just answered my own question. I finally found two videos online demonstrating the LP Vibraslap Standard and Deluxe models. The deluxe has a lower pitch and longer sustain.
     
  4. T-Bird

    T-Bird

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    Hi.

    I'm no percussionist by any stretch of imagination, but I do second LP.

    I don't think I've seen many -if any- other makes used as much.
    But then again, at least over here LP seems to be the Shure of percussion instruments.

    Regards
    Sam
     
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  6. bluesblaster

    bluesblaster

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    LP vibroslap.......there is no substitute
     
  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    GC sells LP Vibraslaps. The sustain is primarily a function of playing technique.
     
  8. carl h.

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    Most people play them wrong,,yes even on YouTube!

    I studied percussion in college, so I must be right!
     
  9. ShoeManiac

    ShoeManiac Supporting Member

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    I got my LP vibraslap at Guitar Center. It sounds pretty awesome.... very much like the vibraslap you'd hear on many a Cake record.
     
  10. Boot Soul

    Boot Soul

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    The jawbone of an ass?
     
  11. carl h.

    carl h.

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    Yes

    In fact if you slap the guitar player just right...
     

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