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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by cobusvwielligh, May 28, 2011.
Hi, was wondering how to set my tone and frequencies for a nice, funky slap sound?
scoop your mids
Or don't. Scooping will get you that modern slap sound, but running flatter mids can get you more of a punchy old school funk slap sound. Careful though, those mids can get out of hand.
A lot of it is what your mids are doing...
what are mids?
Like this? YouTube - ‪slap bass jam‬‏
I can only assume that you're using a bass with two pickups? It helps.
*bracing for flak from Pbass fans*
awesome, thanks for the quick replies!
You're right, this sounds horrible:
YouTube - ‪p-bass slap funk‬‏
Actually, I'm not a big P fan though. I prefer J's. Point is just that there are many cool slap sounds out there to be had, even with a P bass.
They come after the beginnings and before the ends .
It's a split coil... counts as two!! Lol
The chorus adds a bit of out of phase funkiness there.... but as I said, having two pickups helps... at least for what I'm assuming he wants as a funky slap sound. The MusicMan split coil is pretty awesome for it too, I must say.
I get a nice J-Bass slap sound out of my P...I scoop it a ton, roll of the tone just a wee bit to balance it out, and put some compression on it. Maybe add some chorus or reverb if you reeeally want it to cook. If you have a J-bass, that whole setup just got a lot easier for you.