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slides on a fretted bass

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by jtad, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. jtad


    Sep 26, 2009
    How do you do slides on a fretted bass without having it sound "bumpy"? I was trying to play Dear Prudence, which has a lot them, but the slides sounded like crap. Any advice?
    Thanks a lot
  2. MNAirHead

    MNAirHead Supporting Member

    lighten the touch..

    Dear Prudence probably also was done on flats
  3. knuppe


    Oct 25, 2004
    Oslo, Norway
    Put flats on it. That works really well for me!
  4. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany

    It's somewhat tricky to make slides sound very smooth, even with flats. Practice makes perfect.
  5. sevenyearsdown

    sevenyearsdown Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Sanborn, NY
    I was going to say flats, but ya'll beat me to the punch.

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