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Slap Sound

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by TriplePowerMax, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. TriplePowerMax


    Jul 2, 2005
    Which bassist have best slap sound? (your opinion)
  2. Funkzfly


    Jun 15, 2005
    Marcus Miller. It's completely incomparable...most Bassists slap sounds sound thin and trebly. Victor Wooten could never get the sounds Marcus is getting because of the strings he's using...when you're slapping, always standards.
  3. funky_bass_guy

    funky_bass_guy Guest

    Jul 30, 2004
    I quite like les claypools myself but I can see where you are coming from about Mr Miller.
  4. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    I agree about the Miller v Wooten comment. Victor Wooten's slap technique is not the funkiest b/c his pups are too sensitive, so he doesnt play as hard. I also think that the Marcus Miller bass is NOT the bass that he uses most often.
  5. Vysous


    Mar 29, 2005
    I agree! Marcus is also my favourite! Marcus has great tone, its because he just doesn't hurry when he plays, he lets every tone ring, yeah... And he uses Fender Jazz with DR strings.... Wooten's sound is much more "crap", and I don't like his slap sound...
  6. Little G

    Little G

    Feb 27, 2003
    I think "Crap" is a little harsh. Both Marcus and Victor are outstanding musicians and have found their own style and sound. That's probably why they (along with Jaco) are the most copied bass players.

    There are aspect of both players I really like and if I could be half as good as either of them I'd be a proud lad.

    What do you mean? His bass he uses is the modded 75 Jazz.
  7. Funky Doctor

    Funky Doctor

    Aug 28, 2003
    I thought it was a 77.
  8. Little G

    Little G

    Feb 27, 2003
    My Bad, spot on James
  9. One more vote for Marcus Miller for having the best slap sound.
  10. Mr.Typhus


    Sep 14, 2004
    Louis Johnson's slap sound! :hyper:
  11. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    beat me to it... I also like Stanley and Mark King's slap tone as well.
  12. I think Stanley has the best. I love his sound, especially on the School Days album, with the tremolo. SO cool.
  13. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
  14. Funkzfly


    Jun 15, 2005
    ^^I do sincerely hope you're joking.

    I like Stanley's slap sound, but it's too thin...he made a mistake playing a neck thru bass.
  15. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    marcus miller
  16. I 2nd that.
  17. I definately vote for Marcus Miller, his tone just blows me away. Even non-bassists I know say "How does he get his bass to sound so clear? Bass is usually just thump thump thump."
  18. MCT


    Apr 11, 2005
    So is it his DR's that give him the clarity or is it his pre-amp? :ninja:
  19. Marcus Miller has great tone for those groovy songs. I personally really dig Vic's tone, though.

    Heheh, reminds me of a time I went to a music store and asked one of the bassist guys who works there how to get a tone more like Marcus Miller. He responded: "Well, then get a Marcus Miller signature bass." Not exactly the most inexpensive answer I was looking for. :)
  20. WJF


    Aug 1, 2005
    Jonas Hellborg, anyone? :)