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left hand damping?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by JonAmory, Feb 12, 2002.

  1. JonAmory


    Feb 12, 2002
    Hi All,

    New member alert! ;)

    I have been playing bass for a number of years but really wanted to get to grips with slap bass, so I have bought the Slap Bass programme by Alexis 'unpronouncable'! It is a really good video but I have run into problems.

    He does this technique where he slaps with the thumb, 'damps' with left hand to give a click, slaps the damped strings with the thumb for another click and then pops with the forefinger.

    My problem is that first 'damp' with the left hand always produces a note not a click. Is it that my Washburn 5-string is not a good bass for this technique (low action) or is there a trick to this that I haven't picked up on?

    Thank you very much for your help

  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    This has been discussed a few times in "Technique" - you might want to try looking in there?
  3. JonAmory


    Feb 12, 2002
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