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2 hand tappers

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by b-monkey, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. this is for all you 2 hand tappers out there. show us the basses/instruments you use for this and give us the specs.

    heres mine

    warwick corvette proline, flame maple body wenge and ovangkol neck with medium gauge strings

    also, what got you into tapping?
    for me it was listening to Gordian Knot with my roommate
  2. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Not that Im anywhere near proficient at it, but tapping on my dingwall is really easy, due to the banjo frets, you can get really low action, making it almost like button presses.
  3. yeah, im definitly not great at it either, just started a few days ago. i think the eq on the bass helps too because you can bring the highs up and make them more audible, you can also dial in that warr/stick/megatar clean sound really easily
  4. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    I have a Stu Hamm Urge I that I suspect would be perfect for this task ;)

    I'm not a right handed hammerer by any stretch of the imagination. How does one develop such a skill? :help:

    When I watch folks like Stu or Vic play the bass part with the left hand and the melody with the right, it makes my brain hurt trying to figure out how one could do that... :help: :help:
  5. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    lots and lots of practice, just like anything else I suppose :)
  6. the only lessons ive come across are on harmony central
    its nice because they start slow and easy
    any one else have any other lessons or anything?
  7. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Fender Aerodyne II, and Stu Hamm. Sometimes I miss those high frets.
  8. bill_banwell

    bill_banwell Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2002
    Warwick thumb bass :) Stu hamm got me into tapping, also James leech from sikth, and victor wooten. and a little bit of billy sheehan ;)
  9. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    i tap in my MIM jazz V, not an easy job to do :bawl: , i was hooked into taping by Vic Wooten, but anyways i just play easy lines i make playing one note each time cos it is really hard to control both hands at the same time like Hamm does
  10. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Amen, my thumb is a tab machine.
  11. invisiman


    Feb 22, 2004
    I play a Peavey Fury 6, beautifully low action, and D'Addario extra lights on it. God I love that bass :)
  12. Stevious G

    Stevious G

    May 5, 2003
    My BTB 1005 is fine for it, but my short scale 6er Huff'll KILL, when it arrives..

    I'd like to hear from Jean Baudin on the subject...
  13. FUNKonthewall

    FUNKonthewall Nailing The Groove

    Sep 29, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    Endorsing: Fodera Guitars, Aguilar Amps, Dunlop/MXR Accessories
    I always just used my Stingray and I love it. It taps (and slaps, but everyone already knows that) great. My Conklin GT-7 is quite a fun tapping bass as well.
  14. this is me with my tapping machine:


    i have a custom 12 string due in december as well...
    stay with it.
    it's a killer way of playing but also watch out for "wanking"!!!
  15. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    Sweet Chapman Stick! The pics a little dark but is it an 8 string? Those are so fun!

    I tap with a 6 String Peavey Cirrus. Really low action, and tight string spacing is what I need for tapping. The only problem is its not all that great (For me) for slapping.
  16. question: whats wanking?
    also, tell us about your chapman stick, i wanna know everything about it
  17. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    Wanking? Like Showing off... Once you get it, its easy, yet impressive sounding... Like Yngwie Malmsteen and his 20 Minute Chromatic Runs on Guitar... Pfft "New Age Classical" My arse. More like "A guy full of himself, soloing all night"
  18. Correlli


    Apr 2, 2004
    New Zealand
    I use a P Bass for everything, including tapping

  19. Wasabi1264


    Oct 3, 2004
    President: MusicDojo.com
    Adam Nitti has a Tapping class on MusicDojo.com.
  20. THE tapping bass, once you play it you can understand some of stu's tapping parts, and its alot easier to play songs like kings of sleep which are in drop D...not to mention flow my tears..but stu hamm is my major tapping influence...i love polyphonic tapping, melody with right hand, bass line with the left....stu has pulled out some real corkers, like on the road again, the looney tunes theme, the original start trek theme, linus and lucy ;) [​IMG]
    Body Material: Eastern soft maple
    Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
    Neck: Laminated hard rock maple; bolt on
    Fingerboard: Ebony; 71/2 inch radius
    Nut: Phenolic
    Scale Length: Ex Factor: 32 inches
    (36 inches with extension)
    Number of Frets: Ex Factor: 23; extra frets on the headstock extend the E string to D;
    side dash position markers
    Truss Rod: Single; adjustable at headstock
    Neck Width at Nut: 1 17/32 inches at the nut
    Neck Width at 23rd: 2 15/32 inches
    Bridge: Kubicki with internal tuning machines and 3/4 inch spacing
    Pickups: Two Kubicki humcancelling, Mine has Joe Bardens
    Controls: Two stacked pots (Vol./Pan, Treble/Bass boost); rotary selector switch with three passive, two active and standby playing positions
    Overall Length: 44 1/2 inches
    Body Length: 19 3/4 inches
    Body Width: 13 1/2 inches
    Body Depth: 1 9/16 inches
    Weight: 8 1/2 lbs
    :D :D :D :D