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popping strings

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by skaat, Jan 7, 2002.


  1. skaat

    skaat

    Jul 7, 2000
    Any bassists out there that seem to have a tendancy towards popping strings?

    Just curious, cause I'm one of those bassists :-D
     
  2. rusmannx

    rusmannx

    Jul 16, 2001
    i like to pop :)
     
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    "I'd rather Jack than Fleetwood Mac!" ;)
     
  4. Hi Skaat and a warm welcome to Talk Bass.

    No. I don't like to pop....because I can't do it:eek: Anyway, the stuff I play - 60s and 70s rock - doesn't really call for popping.

    Perhaps one day I'll try to learn.....:D

    John
     
  5. i pop and have noticed that many people lately have been slapping and popping. Its cool as long as you do it responsibly. I remember someone once said a while ago:
    bass is like women, a little thumb action now and then is fine but pull that G string to much and your asking for trouble... or something like that
     
  6. tmt

    tmt

    Nov 10, 2001
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    Yep, I like it because this one that keyboard cant imitate it !!!.:D
     
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oh yes they can.
     
  8. Embellisher, you mind telling me how to do that? I'm kinda curious. The keyboardist in my jazz band might wanna try that.

    Is it just an Effects, or is there some Amp trick with it?
     
  9. tmt

    tmt

    Nov 10, 2001
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    Nope, I can tell you that because I've been playing with a slapbass soundfont/sampler. It's difficult to get a natural popping sound, we played sometimes like a percussive tones.

    ...and You can still know if it's come from a keyboard or a bass.

    I might say the only sound that keyboard could really imitate is the "fingered, fretless and acoustic bass".
    :p
     
  10. Do you ever wonder why, this music gets you high?
    It takes you on a ride, feel it when your body starts to rock
    (your body starts to rock)
    Baby you cant stop
    (you can't stop),
    and the music's all you got, come on now
    This must be, pop

    Dirty pop, that you can't stop
    I know you like this dirty pop
    This must be, pop

    ... Is this the kinda popping your talking about?