Thumb basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jumping_Bomb_Angel, Apr 2, 2002.

  1. Are thumb basses specifically for players who only use the thumb technique? Is that why the pickups are slanted?

    Ive always wanted to ask - ive been too afraid too till now. Thanks.:confused:
  2. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    The idea is that the slant balances 'treble' and 'bass' strings better. BTW the Strat (guitar) slants it the other way.

    Thumb basses are 'easier' to slap, however I dont slap mine.