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Awkward thumb-piece for slap ?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Mark_LB, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. Mark_LB


    Oct 15, 2017
    Hey all, I once saw Mark King playing and i was curious to see that he and other slap bassists put some kind of plastic/rubber cylinder on their slapping thumb.
    What is it for? Is it that useful ?
  2. Rev J

    Rev J

    Jun 14, 2012
    Berkeley, Ca.
    Actually what Mark King uses is Gaffers Tape which I believe is electrical tape. He started doing it because he was always ripping the side of his thumb open while slapping. The side effect was more attack on his slap sound.

    There is a product that has been on the market for a few years called the "Slap Ring" which is a metal ring that goes over your thumb.

    Rev J
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