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What bass do you primarily use for slap?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rob_the_bassist, May 14, 2006.


  1. 4 String

    106 vote(s)
    69.3%
  2. 5 String

    33 vote(s)
    21.6%
  3. 6 String

    13 vote(s)
    8.5%
  4. 7 String

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. 8 String

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. 12 String

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  1. Poll!
     
  2. gillento

    gillento

    Oct 15, 2005
    Luxembourg, Europe
    Nordstrand pickups
    I only own 5 string basses, so...
     
  3. your vote is still valid, any vote is!
     
  4. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    A four string Marcus Miller bass. THE slap bass. :cool:
     
  5. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    22 fret Jazz Bass.
     
  6. Funkzfly

    Funkzfly

    Jun 15, 2005
    ^^ Likewise, though I'd do it on both anyway.
     
  7. Bassic83

    Bassic83

    Jul 26, 2004
    Texas, USSA
    Custom Warmoth 5 w EMGs, Dean B2-5, with Barts.
    Sometimes my Fender Deluxe Jazz 4, with the John Suhr-designed single-pole pups. Sometimes my Peavey Fury 6, sometimes my homebuilt Jazz, with series switch, depends on the gig, my mood, celestial alignments, etc. You know. :D
     
  8. HELLonWHEELS

    HELLonWHEELS Supporting Member

    Jun 13, 2005
    Houston
    fender P with split P pickups
     
  9. BassIsFun17

    BassIsFun17 Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Atlanta
    i dont slap often but when i do i use my Fender MIM Standard P bass
     
  10. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I slap on both of my main basses, ones a 4, ones a 5.
     
  11. anyone know how the marcus miller 4 string sounds compared to the stingray 4 string? i can't find any sound clips of the two basses isolated (except for 1 on the stingray)
     
  12. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    I slap on 6ers, because that is all that I own.
     
  13. I feel comfortable slapping four string bass.
     
  14. for some odd feeling i really like to slap fours...I can slap 6's just fine, but slapping fours just seem to have a certain vibe for me...
     
  15. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I primarily use a 6, but i'd much rather use a 4.
     
  16. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    Racine,Wi
    I do it on 6's and sometimes on a 7 because you can do some real cool licks utilizing chords with your thumb and fingers. With a certian amount of skill you can do it on any amount of strings...even on g****rs.:ninja:
     
  17. i only have 4 string fretteds soo yea... but i really dont slap on my rickenbacker. i leave the slapping to my stingray, what i believe to be one of the best basses for slapping.
     
  18. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    A SWEET 22 fret Jazz bass! Me, now it's my Sadowsky MS5, but I just got a Godlyke 4........
     
  19. MTD 635
     
  20. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    ... it's all in the foam!
     

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