Slapring - has anybody tried this?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Dave Grossman, Jun 12, 2001.

  1. I just found this site:

    I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't see it. There are numerous audio clips and a video clip. Very cool!

    Has anybody messed around with one of these?

    - Dave
  2. pkr2


    Apr 28, 2000
    coastal N.C.
  3. istaticl


    Nov 29, 2000
    Prescott, AZ
    Seems like these are something that have been around for awhile. Is it a new thing or old?
  4. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Personally, I like the sound of knucklebone, that thing has a really odd tone. IMO
  5. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Did anyone watch the video?!? Who was that guy?!? Nutty.....
  6. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    I stumbled on the slap ring a couple of months ago and considered it. I backed off because I had a 1 1/2" piece of copper plumbing joint tubing laying around and tried it.

    I didn't like the harsh, metallic, "thonk" my most slappable bass and its SS roundwounds gave with its use. (This bass has a very natural, "woody," sound). Using slides produces a similar metallic sound.

    However, with the right bass and the right setup, it probably works very well, if that price w/shipping for what you could probably duplicate at the hardware doesn't put you off.
  7. bobaweeka


    Jan 2, 2001
    Bruce Willis is a great artist? What does he use the slapring to beat up badguys? :D
  8. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    The guy on the video is slapring inventor Gerd Reese himself.
  9. i've tried slapping with an actual ring before, but it kinda hurt, so i stopped. :)
  10. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    why is Bruce Willis on the famous bassist list????!! :eek:

    Which great artists have SLAPRING:

    T. M. Stevens

    Bruce Willis (actor)

    Michael Kenney (Iron Maiden; Keys and Bass)

    Many Mauerer (KROKUS, Swiss)

    Bill Evans (GIG Magazine Bassist)

    Andy Myers ( Bass Player Magazine USA)