Slap and plucking together?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by ChrisIsOurTime, Oct 15, 2001.

  1. ChrisIsOurTime


    Oct 9, 2001
    I have a video of a live set where the bass player is playing with some wierd technique. It looks like he's slapping with his thumb but he has to be doing more than that cause the notes he's playing are faster than his thumb is hitting the strings. I'm guessing he's plucking with his fingers as well but I can't imagine how he does it really. The problem is the video is from behind him so I can't really see. It just looks like his hands are flailing around wildly but he's playing really solidly and really fast. I guess its kinda hard to speculate if you can't see it but does anyone know what he might be doing?
  2. Yvon


    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    it might help if you could tell us who the player is.
  3. ChrisIsOurTime


    Oct 9, 2001
    Harley from the Cro Mags. I doubt that will help.