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Slap battle - Marcus or Vic

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Spectorphile, May 3, 2005.

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  1. Spectorphile


    Mar 8, 2005
    Yes this is subjective. Never the less who in your opinon is a better slapper?

    I like Marcus much more, (never mind him being a much more skilled and versatile musician) he is much more vocal with his playing, and his technique and sound are much cleaner and crisper. Mind you Victor Wooten can groove unlike any other bassist i have heard.
  2. I don't think there's an answer...they're both so different, from approach to the instrument to tone. They are both SUPERHEROS of the bass world.
  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Technically, Marcus is a 'slapper' and Vic is not! Although Vic can 'slap' it's not his forte'. Vic employs a technique called 'double thumping' IIRC. Therefore, Marcus is the better 'slapper'! :D

    Having said that, I see this as a redundant thread and expect the mods to kill it! :meh:
  4. have marcus and wooten ever worked or played together?

    i wonder how that would work..
  5. Listen to the song "Miller Time" from Vic's Live In America CD. They play together on that tune.

    FWIW I think Christian McBride makes them both sound silly!
  6. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, I picture a "Slap Battle" being a lot like "Breakdance Fighting"
  7. The Reff

    The Reff

    Feb 11, 2004
    This discussion is obsolete unless you recognize that Larry Graham is the man - IMO. Noone will ever have the sound or feel that Larry Graham has - or the attitude.


    Jan 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    Of the two mentioned, I'd say Marcus is a better slapper....but Juan Nelson would crush either one of them
  9. slybass3000

    slybass3000 Banned

    Nov 5, 2004
    Well, they are both monster players.
    Vic as a lot load of chops when he slaps but I think Marcus has more subtilities in his playing in slap. He can make a melody sings with his thumb, which is really not easy!
  10. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Only by sheer weight.

    brad cook
  11. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Why does it have to be about "who is better"? :rolleyes:


    Jan 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    ROFL!!! True, he's a big fella but the nizzle can play!!!
  13. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Tylenol would be the only winner here.

  14. Bass_Machine


    Oct 29, 2004
    Proud to be my new hero? Who cares who's better, go and enjoy their music and learn their styles! :bassist:
  15. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    LOU------IS JOHN---------SON*
  16. man who cares... it is music

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