I've been working on fretboard tapping off-and-on for a couple years now. Here's a recent recording of me playing with the band Funk University. In this one, I never pluck a note; it's all tapped. I decided to tap this one because of the tone that I get, and because of the groove that seems to fall into place so nicely. I'm using both hands; the low-notes are played with the left, and the higher ones - along with the little arpeggios - played with the right. Sometimes I'm sliding up with octaved (and occasional fifth-harmony) double-stops. I'm muting-out the notes with my right wrist, but there's also twin hair-scrunchy mutes - one on about the second fret, and one on the third. http://www.narwold.org/joep/What Does it Take (small).mp3 I'm planning on doing more tapping. I really like how this part grooved. I thought this might be valuable for presentation and discussion because tapping often seems so intimidating, and I wanted to point-out that tapping doesn't have to be used only for fast or 'flashy' parts; that it's useful for more simple, conventional bass lines also. (edit): Oh! I should mention that when I do the double-stop slides, then I'm crossing my left hand over, and playing the higher-note with the left; and whipping back quick to get it into position for the low notes again - but there's a wrist-mute in there to give me enough time to do it during the rest-beat. It all really worked-out perfect for this song, I think. Joe ('nuther edit) ..and another thing: I'm using TONS of compression; a Boss CS-3, followed by Aphex Big Bottom (Bass Xciter). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (other-'nuther edit) Sheesh... Ninety views over three days, and not a single response. I would'a sworn this would be valuable or interesting or something to someone... Man, is that demoralizing. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (Another other-'nuther edit) Well: here we are, one month later, with well-over a hundred reads, but no comment back. Ohhhh, yeah.