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Tapping on a Fretless.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Victor Wooten98, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. Victor Wooten98

    Victor Wooten98 Guest

    Jul 31, 2003
    South of Heaven...
    I was wondering if you guys had any trouble with that. Some people tap on Fretless basses and sound awesome, but mine just dosent work out.

    So I was just kind of asking if anyone here Successfully taps on fretless basses. Because I am having a really hard time with it, well harder than I imagined at least.
  2. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    I don't know man. It sounds really good though. I am going to start working on my tapping a lot starting today. Cool stuff.
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I don't do it very well. I have the left hand intonation thing down, but the right and left hand at the same time is tricky. Too tricky for me. I don't have the hours to invest in something that is honestly pretty gimmicky. Yeah, I do tap some on fretted, but it is still a gimmick. Useful in a few situations(like two original songs that my band does) but not much more than that. Loads of fun in the bedroom, though.
  4. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    Quote from embellisher:Loads of fun in the bedroom, though.

    This is true for me also, I have been doing that
    for years, messing around with the tapping on
    fretted & fretless, just to mess around. I never use any of it live. keeps you sharp between gig's.
    great exersise for your hands & fingers.:bassist:
  5. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    Do you have the book: The best of victor Wooten,
    play it like it is Bass ?
  6. Victor Wooten98

    Victor Wooten98 Guest

    Jul 31, 2003
    South of Heaven...
    No, The only song I can play from Victor Wooten is his version of "A Chick from Corea" accompanied by Victor Bailey, From Chick Corea...(duh)

    I can kind of play "You Cant Hold No Groove" just a bit of it, I've only played for like 8 1/2 months So I need to sharpend my tech and stuff.
  7. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    I was just wondering, cause I just picked up that
    book today at lunch time.:)