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Fretless slapping

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Hookha, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. Hookha


    Nov 6, 2005
    How can I slap on a fretless bass?
    the same like on fretedd?
  2. Erlend


    Apr 25, 2006
    There`s no difference whatsoever. It just sounds a bit more quirky. Here`s a good example from my younger days when i got my first band together . Pretty Primus\Steve Vai orientated : http://s52.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1PR41AYIPQPUY3HC7V3ELVYQXL
  3. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    i heard somewhere that slapping on a fretless kills the fretboard, but it looks like everyone does it so maybe its not such a problem
  4. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    It depends on the finish of the fingerboard.
  5. exactly. my fretless is made of ebony (pretty durable) so it wouldn't be a problem.. but fretless basses aren't made to be slapped so i wouldn't recommend it.
  6. Hookha


    Nov 6, 2005
    Ebony is a very very hard wood
    Im not sure if i can slap on my fretless,my fretboard made from rosewood..
  7. GSRLessard14

    GSRLessard14 All-Things-Claypool Enthusiast

    Jun 23, 2005
    Newington, CT
    If you slap correctly, you can slap on anything and you shouldn't have anything to worry about.
  8. Go ahead slap on a fretless people do it all the time, it will not soudn or feel the same but if you like it go with it

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