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Slap Passages

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Flea666, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. Flea666


    Apr 21, 2005
    Lichfield, UK
    What Effect would i use to make my slap passages in songs, stand out and sound wicked?
  2. wulf


    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    The effect of practise would be a good starting point :ninja: ;)

    Do you have any particular recorded examples in mind?

  3. lowmid


    Feb 2, 2005
    envelopper filter!!

    I have a mini q trno, rocks at slap passages! especially because it boosts your signal
  4. Flea666


    Apr 21, 2005
    Lichfield, UK
    i want somthing that can make my bass stand out make it more twangyer i dunno, just make it stand out more.
  5. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Boost the mids.
  6. fenderx55


    Jan 15, 2005
  7. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    Sometimes I like to kick in my phaser and make it all swirly-like.
  8. +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
  9. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    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.
  10. xan


    Sep 10, 2004
    Perth, Australia
    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...
  11. Muzique Fann

    Muzique Fann Howzit brah

    Dec 8, 2003
    Kauai, HI
    try some flangers?
  12. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process...

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    +1 "million" slaps...
  13. dirtgroove


    Jan 10, 2003
    Taipei, Taiwan
    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.

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