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Non Slappers?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by bassman2020, Jan 23, 2012.

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  1. bassman2020


    Dec 8, 2010
    The bass guitar always sounded very good to me before slapping became so popular. I personally don't care much for it because I think it sounds out of place with the beauty of the groove but that's just me. I know there are many accomplished bassists who don't slap at all so why is there a bias against those who don't slap? It's almost like if you don't slap you can't play.
  2. ahc


    Jul 31, 2009
    No. Virginia
    There is?
  3. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    Didn't know there was a bias against those who don't.
    Been thumping bass for 4 decades and I've never slapped...it just doesn't fit into my game.
  4. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Was not aware of a bias against 'non slappers'! It's typically the opposite! I don't see this thread accomplishing anything but stirring up the masses!
  5. DiabolicLow B

    DiabolicLow B Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    I've been playing for 25 years and this is news to me.
  6. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine

    these threads are nothing but contentious factories.

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