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pics of Slapping basses??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by wezzland, Nov 2, 2002.


  1. wezzland

    wezzland

    Oct 19, 2002
    england
    I don't really know what makes a gud slapping bass so if u have a cool pic of a slapping bass could you post it up cheers!!!:D
     
  2. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
  3. chris h

    chris h Guest

    Jun 16, 2002
    Oxford, England
    Heres one of mine!

    WEZZLAND: What makes a good slapping bass depends on the slapper (!) whos playing. many like super low action, light gague strings, big amps and small speakers. and some dont:D (but not me...)
     
  4. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    I agree. The best feature to look for in a slapping bass is right behind the body.
     
  5. LarryJ

    LarryJ banned

    Dec 12, 1999
    Encino, CA (LA)
    SLAP THIS.....
     
  6. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    I don't really like the sound of slapping on a p-bass... but this one... ;)


    [​IMG]
     
  7. LarryJ

    LarryJ banned

    Dec 12, 1999
    Encino, CA (LA)
    Hey, Elrick's are very cool-from my hometown...
    BUT-
    SACRILIDGE!!! My '69 P-Bass not a good sound slapping??
    TI roundwounds set almost to the point of buzz,
    played thru a Boogie Buster with the eq just right-
    I will slap the listeners back to the stone age!!:mad:
     
  8. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    AHH larry don't get mad at me.. Its just my personal taste.. Not dissin your 69 p... which may I add is most sexy
     
  9. LarryJ

    LarryJ banned

    Dec 12, 1999
    Encino, CA (LA)
    Just funnin'-
    How could anyone one get made with the dancing frog logo!
    Plus...You're Elrick is supreme!!!!;)
     
  10. iplaybass

    iplaybass Guest

    Feb 13, 2000
    Germantown, TN
    I agree!
     
  11. LarryJ

    LarryJ banned

    Dec 12, 1999
    Encino, CA (LA)
    Marcus....

    Played here at a small room Catalina's, one of the best jazz clubs in the country-
    His band was---Breathtaking---
    words don't cut it to describe his virtuosity live.
    Then his band went to Europe to play-nice lifestyle, huh?
    AS IF that were not enough,prior to their closing,
    the LABX sponsored a clinic for free, and MM played next door....at Starbucks!!??!!
    Ready for that!
    Interesting pic- looks like he's playing his Fender namesake- He used a Sadowsky-modified J-Bass when I saw him, but he could play a Rogue and it would roar.
     
  12. superphat

    superphat

    Sep 30, 2001
    my mtd heir 5 and jazz plus 5 both offer great slap tones, - but very different from each other.
     
  13. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Nope, that's his '77 Jazz, that's Sadowsky put the Bart preamp in. That's "the Bass".
     
  14. LarryJ

    LarryJ banned

    Dec 12, 1999
    Encino, CA (LA)
    Thanks...
    Besides his recent/current great stuff..
    I was inspired to pull out "Amandla" (Miles Davis)
    where MM does his thing so well...
    Think I'll take up knitting, or become an X-ray tech-
    Wow- he is purty good!
     
  15. wannabe_bassist

    wannabe_bassist Guest

    Jan 25, 2002
    Florida
    What finger pattern is Marcus doing there on the fretboard? I see that alot when watching folks play.

    -------------------
    -------7-----------
    --------89--------
    -------------------

    Is it part of a scale, mode.....hmm?
     
  16. superphat

    superphat

    Sep 30, 2001
    impossible to tell from a picture.
    unless you belong to the psychic network~
    :D
     
  17. gfab333

    gfab333

    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    A peacock fodera pic that I donwloaded from another thread. I don't know who's bass this is, but it must sound awesome slapped!