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les claypool all slap?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by my name is me, May 17, 2002.


  1. my name is me

    my name is me

    Apr 4, 2002
    does he only slap and pop and does he do some plucking too? ive never heard him really do anything but slap.
     
  2. Lowend4s

    Lowend4s

    Jan 2, 2001
    les does lots of stuff

    tapping

    strumming

    and fingering


    tapping - dmv

    strumming - groundhogs day

    fingering - nature boy
     
  3. Lowend4s

    Lowend4s

    Jan 2, 2001
    actually

    to defy the laws of tradition has all 3 of these techniques and slap
     
  4. rubberband

    rubberband

    May 17, 2002
    its sort of a transition over time. The earlier albums are more slap, middle of the road albums are more tap, and the later albums are slap again. And don't forget bowing 2.
     
  5. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    That's not true! "More tap"? He taps on like 3 songs!
     
  6. Lackey

    Lackey

    May 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    fingering - nature boy

    hehe sorry that just looks wrong to me.
     
  7. rubberband

    rubberband

    May 17, 2002
    thats just not right man, i feel sorry for nature boy.
     
  8. Plus he does that scratching noise with his finger nail (intro to Frizzle Fry) and it's heard on To Defy. Watch their video- Videoplasty. It's really sweet and shows a few tricks of his.