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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rafterman, May 25, 2001.
are Reverend Rumblefishes good slappers?
PM dave siff. he's a rumbler. i hope to be one myself someday.
I've owned a Rumblefish-5L for almost a year now. Although I don't play slap style, the string spacing and neck width would easily accomodate this style of playing IMO. With the electronics of the Rumble 5, i'm sure you could get a great sound to slap with.
Cheers and Rumble-on!
I've owned a couple of different Rumblefish 5's and I loved them for many styles, but slap wasn't one of them. I couldn't get that semi-transparent tone that you want when you slap...the passive electronics put out way too much fundemental and transient attack in the lower high-mid range. Kinda obnoxious. That's just my opinion, though. For fingerstyle rock, blues, etc. they're great.
I've seen guys come into the store I work at and play them, and some guys can get a good slap sound of them, some can't. It basicly just depends on you and how you do it. I can get close, but I think I would use it primarily for fingerstyle. In all likelyhood you'll want a solid body bass for slapping.
I love my Rumblefish but consider it best as a fingerstyle instrument. I find it is not at its best with a pick and I think there are better slap-type basses out there. Just my opinion...