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I REALLY NEED TO KNOW!!! thanx

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by punkaholic, Oct 16, 2001.


  1. punkaholic

    punkaholic

    Oct 16, 2001
    NY
    well i am sorta new at bass and this is my first post here but i need some replys for these simple question all u experts prob know!
    -1.What does it mean to "hammer" a note?
    beacuse it is in alot of bass tabs i get and i dont know how to do it.
    -2.How do you tune your bass to drop-d or drop-c?
    -3.For a begginer is a Fender Squier P-Bass a good bass:confused:

    thx
    dave
     
  2. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    You slam the note with your left hand finger rather than making it sound using your right hand. (I.e. if you're right-handed)
    You tune down your E-string to D or C, i.e. down a whole step or two whole steps.
    Yes.
     
  3. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    oh k here we go

    1. a hammer on is when u ring the open string of the note u wanna play, then slam your finger down on the note u want to play. I do it alot in punk stuff, especially MxPx.

    2. Tuning your bass to drop D is when u drop the low E string, or top string on a 4 string bass, one whole note, dropped C is 2 whole notes. Dropping it to D makes it pretty floppy, but its manageable, dropping it to see is a nightmare.

    3. A squier is a pretty good bass to start out on. Because fender is probably the biggest guitar company around its easy to pimp out their basses once u want sumthing a little better. If you want a pretty sweet punk tone put a seymour duncan quarter pounder in that squier and u got a pretty nice bass.

    well i was assuming u are a punk fan according to your name. Hope this helps.
     
  4. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    3 yes