Please tell me how does he get this sound?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by waytoodeep03, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. The strings do sound bright and they sound tight. I hear no rings. The slap just sounds good from Alex. What tonality range should I look for on my bass to sound like that?
  2. I had the great fortune of studying with Alexis back in the late 80's and I can tell you that he's got some of the finest muting technique you'll ever find. if you look at the video samples, pay attention to how he uses his right hand to keep the strings from making excessive noise while squeezing out just the right amount of note with his left. a great player and and even better teacher!

    from the lows,