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Slapping on 5 String

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Planet JH, Sep 27, 2017.


  1. Planet JH

    Planet JH

    Sep 17, 2017
    Anyone have any great technique that works for muffing B string when slapping on a 5 string bass? I've tried using a spare finger on my left hand, but not always possible....without a lot of practice. Any other ideas?
     
  2. Nashrakh

    Nashrakh

    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    What do you do to mute the E string when slapping the A string? I presume laying a finger of your left hand across the strings (or just the E string). What is giving you trouble applying this to a B string on a fiver, is the wider neck an issue?
     
  3. Planet JH

    Planet JH

    Sep 17, 2017
    This is what I've been doing. Since sometimes it involves muting both E and B strings....and because of the wider neck, I just didn't know if there was any other technique. I'll just keep working on this technique I guess. Thanks
     

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