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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by msangster, May 19, 2003.


  1. I was wondering,this may have been talked about before but why do you guys think a pbass is not very good for slap funk? I borrowed a friend's 1977 pbass and it is really good. I had a jazz reissue of a 1977 bass,it was not good.
     
  2. Suburban_punk

    Suburban_punk

    May 13, 2003
    Denver
    There are alot of pros and hobbiests for that matter, that can slap the Jazz'es like no other.
    I being less than a player ;) had the same problem on my Jazz.

    I think the P feels better to me.
     
  3. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    It's all a matter of taste and of slap style.

    Slapping on a P-Bass provides a decidedly early 70s funk sound, which is hardly something to sneeze at. However, I think that a lot of people who employ the double thumb probably don't prefer to do it on a P-Bass because you will not get that crisp Vic Wooten tone.
     
  4. Ben Mishler

    Ben Mishler

    Jan 22, 2003
    San Jose
    Personally I have always liked the slap sound of the P, and I slap my MIM quite regularly.