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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Freaky Fender, Jan 18, 2002.

  1. i have a theory why every kid in a music store slaps the heck out of a bass. last night i was playing my bass with out an amp, and when i slapped, it was 2-3x louder then when played fingerstyle... and with the kids, its not about tone, it's about VOLUME. if you don't believe me, play Chameleon fingerstyle, then slap it (reminding you, do this at home... NOT in public. you don't wanna screw up a good song in public do you?) if you need to, record. even though this is just a theory, try it. you may even start to slap when you can't play through an amp at certian times!
  2. theory.
  3. fudge...

    thanks DHC
  4. bump
  5. downstairs


    May 13, 2001
    Pasadena, MD
    exactly, i used to do that when i first started playing bass guitar, sounded strange when i slapped a fretless bass though.
  6. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Ill be damned...you are right...:eek: :eek:
  7. bump
  8. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    everyone knows slap = more volume...

    and kids slap cuz Flea and FiElDy does
  9. frankencow150

    frankencow150 Guest

    Oct 17, 2001
    i like playing slap ampless more than with an amp.it sounds more poppy without and amp,and muted notes sound better to me without an amp.just my preference though...

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