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affordable slap bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SRSiegel, Sep 25, 2001.


  1. SRSiegel

    SRSiegel Guest

    Sep 17, 2001
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    hey all, im still looking for an affordable 5 string bass to replacemy ibanez SR800A. The bass is to be used only for slap playing. Ive got a fretless carvin that does everything else... like buttah baby... anyways, any suggestions would be much appreciated. also... does anyone know where I might be able to find an ibanez ATK 305 for sale in good condition? ive heard they are slap monsters, and I'm rather interested... but it seems that Ibanez has discontinued the line a while ago... I also like the look of the kingston 5, and the price... as well as the yamaha BB5GS. Thanks,

    ~Scott
     
  2. Fender 5-string jazzbass.. the king of slappers
     
  3. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    Joplin,Missouri
    Warwick corvette pro-line pre-98!
     
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    The ATK was a good slapper, you can try to find a used one.

    Also, the Fender Jazz 5(although the B could be better), and the Stingray 5.
     
  5. cassanova

    cassanova

    Sep 4, 2000
    Florida
    Fender Jazz Basses, 4 or 5 are both good
    Stingrays are great for slapping

    If you look on Ebay or other music retailers, you may be able to find the ATK. It also wouldnt hurt to put out an add in the local music magazines, and in music stores in your area, saying your looking for an ATK....ya never know who may have one.
     
  6. Stingray 5 and the Peavey Cirrus would be good basses to try out.
     
  7. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    :)

    That just made me smile.
     
  8. Acepiloto

    Acepiloto

    Aug 25, 2000
    I happen to like the slap sound of a Warwick Thumb 5. my $.02
     
  9. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Great slappers:

    Fender Jazz (check out Marcus Miller - hot)
    MusicMan Stingray
    Modulus Flea
    Ibanez ATK
    My Conklin
    My ex-girlfriend
     
  10. Kelvin

    Kelvin

    Apr 30, 2000
    Singapore.
    Am not sure if you're looking for a Larry Graham type old school slap, or the modern pre-amped slap sound.

    Old school funk slappers won't go wrong with a fender jazz. The Marcus Miller signature is a darn good slapper (and even better with the Sadowsky preamp).

    I recall the Warwick FNA and Alembic Excel being pretty good mordern sounding thumb sound. You can't go wrong with an ash body for slap.