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Do you slap bass?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Nooco, May 4, 2006.

  1. Yes.

    86 vote(s)
  2. No - I can't slap bass.

    11 vote(s)
  3. No - It sounds bad / sucks.

    14 vote(s)
  1. Nooco


    May 4, 2006
    I love slap bass, and I think I am not too bad at it.

    I guess you dudes know what's slap bass.
  2. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    lol @ this thread
  3. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification

    Like Tina Turner on her honeymoon.
  4. Blueszilla

    Blueszilla Bassist ordinaire

    Apr 2, 2003
    The Duke City
    Sure, why not? Usually only when the moment calls for it though. It's like spicin' up your favorite food. A little is good, maybe more is better, but too much is......well, too much.

    How about fillin' in yer profile so we can see what u got?

    Keep slappin'!
  5. ibz


    Apr 14, 2005
    Columbus, OH
    Yes, it's a technique among other things that I enjoy.

    Also, to threadstarter, why not fill out your profile and make people more familiar with yourself around here.
  6. Rob Lewis

    Rob Lewis

    Feb 23, 2006
    Having said "yes" to the poll, I'm not much cop at it.
  7. Humabass

    Humabass Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2002
    Northern Virginia
    Yes but I'm an "old school" slapper. Can't do the Wooten thing.
  8. bill_banwell


    Oct 19, 2002
    Nothing wrong with a bit of slap now and then.. when its needed ;)
  9. steveb98

    steveb98 [acct disabled - multiple aliases]

    Mar 15, 2006
    Venice, CA
    I'm old school I like some slap, but think many over do it. I dig Marcus Miller he goes between finger and slap as necessary for the section of a song. Still feels like a bass part.

    I don't like the clicky-clacky constant slap I hear some guys do. To me it doesn't feel iike bass, more like a precussion part.
  10. GarethBull


    May 4, 2001
    In Russia, you don't slap your bass, it slaps you! :eek: :p :D
  11. this is sort of a dumb question...who DOESNT slap?

    ive been trying to resist saying this but oh wel... here goes...

    "You want i should slap you?"
  12. Kobaia


    Oct 29, 2005
    Denton TX
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amp Gruv Gear and Mono Cases
    yes/ sounds great, but I suck
  13. AuG


    May 22, 2005
    Fort Collins, CO

    When I play funk, which is all the time. :)
    Slap fits in certain music, and doesn't in others. Gotta find a nice medium.....

  14. BadB


    May 25, 2005
    AZ, USA
    I try. Not too good, though.
  15. one day i shall slap but for now i do not
  16. MD

    MD Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    Don't want to. Don't need to. Don't ever intend to.

    Don't pop either.... unless it's corn.:D
  17. I slap, but I wish I were better (more percussive I guess) with ghost notes. Pfft...
  18. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000

    lol! :D oh boy...

    anyway, i slap. i prefer the old school style, though, a la louis johnson, larry graham and, dare i say, marcus miller.
  19. I can slap...badly.

    I can Thump not as badly as I can slap.

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