double thumbing

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by God_of_bass, Jan 3, 2002.

  1. would it be true to say that double thumbing is a slap with almost a thumb pluck added to the slap, except not as emphasised as a thumb pluck?
  2. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    is it just me or does double-slap really f' up your thumb nail? maybe i just suck (maybe my friends were right all along).:D
  3. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    It depends where you hit the string (Cpt Obvious here) and how your thumb is shaped.

    I actually developed a callous on the outside of my thumb mid way between the bottom of the nail and the first nuckle.