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What is your style of inflection ?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by F5veByF5ve, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. F5veByF5ve


    Nov 28, 2020
    Tone. Effects. Odd timing. Ringing. Touch. Amp feedback. Non standard tuning. Trills and slides. Finger nails. Harmonics.
    There’s many many more.

    What are some of the articulations you enjoy playing ?
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  2. Drifter8230


    Sep 4, 2020
    There is something special about playing 16th notes at mid-tempo on the lowest string with a pick, with the right amount of dirt/distortion to make my bass sound like a diesel engine in low gear :bassist:
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  3. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Supporting Member

    Don’t really have a favorite, but my least favorite is a staph infection...
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  4. F5veByF5ve


    Nov 28, 2020
    Down or Double ?
  5. F5veByF5ve


    Nov 28, 2020
    Gotta keep them strings clean. Wipe it down and kick the dust off. Prevention is key.
  6. eJake


    May 22, 2011
    New Orleans
    I like it to sound deep.
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  7. Samatza


    Apr 15, 2019
    Palm mute on the P Bass. Love that sound.
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  8. Malcolm35


    Aug 7, 2018
    Flats with foam rubber under the strings at the bridge gets me close to a double bass sound which I'm shooting for.
  9. Merlo79


    Feb 14, 2014
    I like to hold the pick by starting out with the "normal" way and then proceeding to close the fist completely. I found that way I trade control for a punchier sound and more powah.
  10. vvvmmm


    Dec 6, 2016
    I've been known to bend, tap, play with a brass slide (or table knife or lighter or socket - particularly in open or two string 5th's tuning).

    Light nylon picks can get me close to a finger-played sound, but faster for some stuff.
  11. Drifter8230


    Sep 4, 2020
    Both :D

    Nah, double picking at like 130bpm :bassist:
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  12. Woulda been better if you had said "Staff Inflection".....
  13. 9Thumbs


    Jul 3, 2013
    Near Boston
    I like to trade little rhythmic changes with LeRoy(my favorite drummer). If you see us both grinning, we just pulled off something marvelous)
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  14. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    I've always enjoyed the metallic rasp from digging in; blends well when synching up with the kick.
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  15. bolophonic

    bolophonic Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    I use a lot of hammer-on trills, slides, and bends. I also use fret buzz to add dirt to my sound instead of pedals.
  16. Mine is unpopular here. I prefer Gibson/Epiphone over Fender. I like the necks, I like the pickups, I like the tone. I like hollow bodies. To each his own, right?
  17. Energy
  18. bearhart74


    Feb 26, 2009
    Been exploring slides ala Lee Sklar and Ron Blair
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  19. Wanker_Joe


    Sep 26, 2017
    I love a little buzz from my frets. Gives some excellent dirt when I dig in.
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  20. Wanker_Joe


    Sep 26, 2017
    I use lots of powerchord type things, especially lower on the neck. I also like to keep things ringing a lot which in my mind gives a kind of reverby sound to bass lines.
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