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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Flea666, Jun 13, 2005.
What Effect would i use to make my slap passages in songs, stand out and sound wicked?
The effect of practise would be a good starting point
Do you have any particular recorded examples in mind?
I have a mini q trno, rocks at slap passages! especially because it boosts your signal
i want somthing that can make my bass stand out make it more twangyer i dunno, just make it stand out more.
Boost the mids.
Sometimes I like to kick in my phaser and make it all swirly-like.
+1...a good compressor will make ur slap and pop super bright on the right setting...i at one point had a boss bass limiter/enhancer and the enhance part of it was pretty good for slapping, but when i got my compressor, i sold the limiter/enhancer cuz the compressor did that and soo much more
Flea uses an MXR Micro-Amp to boost his slap passages. You may be interested in adding a little extra to your sound before the amp.
possibly the aphex bass exciter. can really make ur bass stand out and can get that twangy trebly sound. not cheap though. i cant slap at all btw...
try some flangers?
+1 "million" slaps...
My biggest gripe with people slapping is watching people going for their biglimelight moment- and then as soon as they change technique and start slapping- they lose all the bottom end to their sound and they get lost beneath the drums in the mix.
I use a sansamp BDDI- not because it's the bees knees- but because it's already part of my signal chain and I'd rather not add anything else in at the moment. it allows me to put a big scoop in my sound and ensures if I slap I don't do the dissapearing bass player trick. It does involve having to bend over and fiddle with knobs mid set which is a pain. If I didn't use that I'd go with a plain old eq pedal.