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slapping on a fretless

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by SnoMan, Jan 28, 2001.

  1. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    I am interesting in buying a cort curbow 5st fretless. Now, my question is, I am in the process of learning to play slap and all that jazz, and I am wondering if there is any major difference in slapping on a fretless opposed to a regular fretted. Any comments/advise is greatly appreciated.

  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    It sounds different.

    Not as bright or percussive, that sound comes from the string slapping back against the metal frets.

    I think that it sounds good, more woody, and I am planning on slapping my Zon when I get it, but it has a different tone than slapping a fretted bass.

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