slap strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Paolo, Feb 12, 2001.

  1. Hi

    At the moment I study the slap tecnique. What strings gauge is the best to that ? Anyone can help me ?


  2. My guess would be higher gauge/tighter strings, because with looser ones it's harder to give that nice slap sound in my opinion.
  3. techtone


    Jan 7, 2001
    I use DR High Beams (45-65-80-100) and they sound great!!!
    Marcus Miller uses them too, but 105-45!
  4. TT


    Feb 14, 2001
    make sure set your action very low on the bass as well this helps with speed :) For me anyways study the triplet thump up pluck pop :)
  5. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    It's easier to show off slap chops with a lighter gauge. For slapping, I'd prefer a 40-60-80-100 set. IMO looser feel = more comfy slap/pop, at least to some extent.

    I recently made a change of strings, to a tighter kind and higher gague, and slapping is way harder now than before. But now my fingerstyle is right where I want it...