How many slappers we have here?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by ThePaste, Feb 1, 2001.

  1. Just wondering 'cus I'm bored, also, who here uses the double thumbing technique?
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Well, I do, and I do the double thumb too.

    anyone else?

    Will C.:cool:
  3. i prefer to play finger style but sometimes i slap, i prefer the double thump method if i am going to do it, but some times i just spank it :D
  4. NJXT


    Jan 9, 2001
    Lyon, FRANCE
    2 thirds finger, 1 third slap.
    I don't use the double thumb technique ... but I would like to !
    (dam', I have to find a teacher able of doing this !)
  5. I've recently started slapping, like two weeks ago, and whats double thumb???usually finger, but the thumb is really fun i've discovered

  6. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    I slap my bass silly when I'm playin with myself. I slap around 1% of the time in all my playing situations. Nothing I ever play calls for it - but eeez fun.
  7. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    I'm with Joe, when I'm sitting at home, I'll spend hours working on slap stuff...but on gigs I almost never put thumb to string (unless it's to thumb mute). On gigs, my poor fretted almost never leaves the guitar stand, I think it gets lonely ;). Spend a good deal of my time messing with double thumbing too, and even mixing double thumbing with double plucking, lets ya get those real fast 16ths or even 32nds! :cool: Not useful for any "real" playing situations, but fun on it's own :D.
  8. I love to slap, but I don't do it all the time. When playing I'll use a lot of finger funk, but only slap some basic lines. If I'm in a solo though, I may go nuts. It's fun.
  9. I slap on occassion just to mix things up.
    But 99.99 % is finger stuff.

  10. do a search on it, bassicly using your thumb like a pick, downward thump and then a upward thump