Is Slapping out of style?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by DFW_Bass, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. DFW_Bass

    DFW_Bass Guest

    Jul 8, 2008
    Post your opinions
  2. SixString


    Jul 20, 2002
  3. skidrawk


    Jan 21, 2007
    Space City, TX
    It really depends on how you do it. Open hand is so overrated. The back hand has style but I think cupped hand is making a comeback.
  4. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Inactive Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    Tasteless slapping is.

    Buy "tasteless" I mean frantic stuff that just shows folks that you can do it - - anymore, lots of folks can slap, it's no longer rare (ah, but when it was - I *so* got the girls with it!). HOWEVER, some folks have declared that since it's "out of style" that means you shouldn't ever do it. I disagree. It is a tool - like tapping, like glissing - just don't beat it to death. Perhaps the better question might be "Is slapping still useful?" - and I would say YES.
  5. allexcosta


    Apr 7, 2004
    Oh yeah! Marcus Miller is out of style, sure...

    Folks who bash slapping are the ones who can't do it, period...

    Every technique can be out of style depending on... Guess what... The style...
  6. thumpbass1


    Jul 4, 2004
    It's alive and well among the ' look at what I can do! kidz ' in the local music store amp rooms in my home town. Not so much among the older gigging bass players anymore.
  7. notforrobots

    notforrobots Guest

    Aug 20, 2008
    fall river mass
    was it ever in?
  8. skidrawk


    Jan 21, 2007
    Space City, TX
    Alot of people frown the way Ike Turner did it.
  9. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    No, slapping is not 'out of style.' It is used quite a bit in quite a few genres.

    Bad taste will never be in style, no matter what technique you use.
  10. dreadheadbass

    dreadheadbass Guest

    Dec 17, 2007
    funky slapping with rythm is deffinatly in wankfest double thumbimg to produce a sound like a fart loaded machinegun on speed is out
  11. rptrsn2


    Feb 21, 2008
    Northeast Missouri
    Endorsing Artist: Aurora Strings
    yea so is sex
  12. MickMichaels


    Jan 16, 2008

    Bingo !!
  13. heavyhitter


    Jan 24, 2008
    I dont think so.
    Different techniques for different situations.
    If you can slap, tap, pick, pluck and strum, you increase your options and up your tone range.
  14. I personally hate slapping.. And I only know 1 bassist that does it.
    So yes, you could say its out of style
  15. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    No, but if you're slow or uncool you could forgiven for thinking it had! ;)
  16. rptrsn2


    Feb 21, 2008
    Northeast Missouri
    Endorsing Artist: Aurora Strings
    but worrying about being out of style is now in style. LOL
  17. heavyhitter


    Jan 24, 2008
    Im not sure the "basses" is the right forum room for this.
  18. Thunderthumbs73

    Thunderthumbs73 Supporting Member

    May 5, 2008
    What's yours?
  19. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY
    Who cares? If you really want to slap, then do it. If you don't, don't. If only people would stop worrying about what's in vogue or what everyone else thinks and just play what they really want to...
  20. I say "no," it's just another technique to call upon in the correct situation.