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Here we go again

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Maurice ElDarko, Oct 1, 2001.


  1. I bet this has been heard here many a time but I wanna ask for myself

    What does it take to make two-handed tapping sound good, (setup, action, strings, technique yadda yadda)

    All I can get is these little farting noises once I go past about the 15th fret

    I'm sure you all have mastered it good and proper, so help out the poor little beginner boy

    -maurice
     
  2. LWatford

    LWatford

    Jul 28, 2001
    Helena, AL
    As far as technique, there are lots of treads on tapping. To get an even feel across the instrument, there needs to be little or no relief in the neck, and the action needs to be consistant. I don't think it matters what the hight is, but lower action will make playing easier. Strings that are "bright", but not to bright have a good tapping tone to my ears. I like DR strings (don't remember what kind) for a good all around sound. I really don't think that the type of strings has anything to do with it though, I would say just use what you like.

    Lee
     
  3. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    In my experience, the bass should be set up with not too much relief (neck bow), low action, even frets, and should be played with an even and distinct touch (compression could help somewhat if your technique is less than perfect).

    IOW: A good bass, good setup and good technique will make tapping sound good. :)