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Slapping Problem (I think)

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Digo, Mar 14, 2006.


  1. Digo

    Digo

    Mar 14, 2006
    Edinurgh, Scotland
    When i slap the bass, it may be the strings but i dont get that clean sound that i hear on peoples recordings, it seems to boom and echo too much and sometimes rattle.

    I have learned all the

    G:|-----------------------------------------
    D:|--2---3---4---5---6---7---8---9---10----
    A:|-----------------------------------------
    E:|0---1---2---3---4---5---6---7---8---9---

    G:|-----------------------------------------
    D:|--3-----4-----5-----6-----7-----8-----9-
    A:|-----------------------------------------
    E:|1---2-2---3-3---4-4---5-5---6-6---7-7--

    ages ago, but i can hit the notes ok but the sound aint the best
     
  2. How old are your strings?

    My guess is that you need new strings
     
  3. cut your bass a bit and boost your midrange...that might help
     
  4. Work on hitting the strings light with your thumb so it rings out, and also mute the other strings with the fretting hand.

    Randy
     
  5. I used to have this problem with slapping and maybe you're doing the same thing.
    I would hit the strings too hard. You can get a better sounding, longer lasting note, if you ease up a bit and don't use so much power in your slapping. Try it, maybe that's the problem? Or maybe the strings are old, maybe the neck needs an adjustment, it could be a few things, but try that first. See if it helps.