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Slapped flatwound strings by someone who never slaps

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Lionel Albert, Oct 27, 2018.


  1. Lionel Albert

    Lionel Albert

    Jul 24, 2015
    France
    Hi !

    I don't know where I could post this...
    You can laugh if you want, interesting sound.
     
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  2. Tony In Philly

    Tony In Philly Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Filthydelphia, USA
    The tonal complexity of flatwounds are greatly underrated.
     
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  3. Lionel Albert

    Lionel Albert

    Jul 24, 2015
    France
    I think they are flatwounds here.
     
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  4. Tony In Philly

    Tony In Philly Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Filthydelphia, USA
    Whatever they are the bass sounds great!

    EDIT: I just checked the date of the film and it was 1979. I suspect a P-Bass withe dead rounds, but I would like to be proven wrong. Either that or a J-Bass with tapewounds.
     
  5. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    ...some of these Louis Johnson threads/videos-
    He's thumpin' Flats on a P-bass.
     
  6. jshinal

    jshinal

    May 28, 2013
    Raleigh, NC
    Though I prefer rounds for slap, I use flats for a slap line on "Shaky Ground" because I don't feel like changing basses for one song mid-set. It works OK. I actually get a better response from slapping in front of the bridge pickup rather than the traditional end-of-fretboard node.
     

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