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Hammer-ons and pull-offs

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by telecopy, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. telecopy


    Dec 6, 2009
    Which rock n roll bassist do you think started implementing hammer-ons and pull-offs enough that they were very noticable on the recordings? I'm thinking Paul McCartney. Next that comes to mind is Chris Squire. Any others who milked that technique in moderation or without?
  2. BassFishingInAmerica


    Jul 24, 2014
    Entwistle, more than anyone else I know of.
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  3. telecopy


    Dec 6, 2009
    Oh yeah! He did em all the time..
  4. BassChuck

    BassChuck Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    It's a common technique that comes from Classical guitar, and goes back many years. I can't imagine it was used and/or experimented by every bass guitar player, probably starting with Monk Montgomery. It doesn't fit all styles and tastes but I'll bet you can find it in small doses everywhere.

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