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HELP: How to get a funky slap sound??

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by cobusvwielligh, May 28, 2011.

  1. Hi, was wondering how to set my tone and frequencies for a nice, funky slap sound? :eyebrow:
  2. scoop your mids ;)
  3. 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.
  4. hoshbrown41


    Jun 19, 2009
    A lot of it is what your mids are doing...
  5. Mattbass97


    Apr 9, 2011
    what are mids?
  6. Stumbo

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  7. avvie


    Oct 12, 2010
    Maui, HI
    I can only assume that you're using a bass with two pickups? It helps.

    *bracing for flak from Pbass fans*
  8. awesome, thanks for the quick replies!
  9. 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.
  10. Makatak


    Apr 13, 2002
    New Zealand

    They come after the beginnings and before the ends .
  11. tylerwylie


    Jan 5, 2008
    Dunwoody, GA
    It's a split coil... counts as two!! Lol
  12. avvie


    Oct 12, 2010
    Maui, HI

    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.
  13. trayner1


    Jul 1, 2010
    La Jolla,CA
    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.

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