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thumb fatigue

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by i like tictacs, Nov 29, 2004.


  1. If I'm playing a cheesy slap line that is quite simple, my thumb just starts getting tired as all hell after about a minute. I think I may not be using enough wrist to slap - for example, Mike Gordon from phish can keep the same slap line going that is relatively simple for ten minutes+ in weekapaug groove.

    i'm guessing it's a combination of not enough strength and not enough wrist action.
     
  2. Yeah, it's all about wrist action. I move my thumb just barely if not at all when I slap. Put the motion more into your wrist and arm.
     
  3. Luciano_Bass

    Luciano_Bass Guest

    Nov 6, 2004
    Glasgow
    i find it useful to have ure hand/wrist almost in a perfect line with the neck, it makes faster slapping easier