Supertramp - Cannonball technique

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Wilmar Boer, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. I'm trying to play the song Cannonball from Supertramp. The main riff is a slap kind of sound, but I don't think it's slapping. But finger style sounds too muted. Can anyone tell me what the bass player (I guess Dougie Thomson) is doing there?
  2. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    I think it may be a keyboard synth doubling the bass. If I had to approximate the tone for a cover gig I'd probably just use a pick.
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  3. Whousedtoplay


    May 18, 2013

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  4. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Gold Supporting Member

    It looks like he's playing with a Pick, in the video - see 0:12. Sounds like it, as well. (IMO)
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