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What's the best slap bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dreadhead, May 25, 2002.

What's the best slap bass?

Poll closed Jun 1, 2002.
  1. Alembic

    3 vote(s)
  2. Warwick

    7 vote(s)
  3. G&L

    1 vote(s)
  4. MusicMan

    16 vote(s)
  5. Fender

    15 vote(s)
  6. Smith

    1 vote(s)
  7. Modulus

    4 vote(s)
  1. dreadhead


    Feb 1, 2002
    YEah, I'm really curious... I hope I don't disturb with this poll :rolleyes:
  2. No Sadowsky as a choice? I'd put that as tops, either jazz or PJ model.

    Of those above in the poll it would be a tie between Fender and Alembic.
  3. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Ummm.... I pick number 8: Any bass that Bill Dickens or Vic Wooten picks up. That's probably the best bass for slap :D
  4. dreadhead


    Feb 1, 2002
    Sorry! I didn't consider all the high end Jazz models... and I didn't consider Fodera, Sei, Wal and Zon! :(
  5. Wxp4759cb


    Nov 23, 2000
    Columbia, MO
    Either a Cirrus, or a Brian Moore
  6. ...and F Bass! :D
  7. rickreyn


    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    Marcus Miller's.
  8. ...especially when he's the slapper!
  9. Ari Schor

    Ari Schor Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    Pedulla Rapture...PJ...:D
  10. Once you've slapped on a Flea bass, the sound and fleel is unmatchable.:D
  11. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    Without a doubt, the EB-0
  12. tummage


    Apr 23, 2002
    New Orleans, La
    I like slapping around:
    1. Billy Bass
    2. Big Mouth
    3. Fresh water over 5 pounds
  13. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member


    I will agree with the Cirrus recommendation. In spite of the narrow spacing, I am starting to get it down. The slap tone on my 6 absolutely kills!!! A Warwick or a Stingray(2 respected slappers;)) only wish they had a slap tone like this!!!
  14. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    Couldnt agree more. of course in the Fender vein, but its the Sadowsky preamp that makes all the diff. thunderous bottom with that pristine top end. Some peeps say that Skee's pre's allow too much treble to be dialed in, but slappers crave that.
  15. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    i say spectors

  16. Hman


    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Sorry guys, I have to say MTD!!!
  17. *ToNeS*


    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    Kubicki X-Factor ...

    two words. ****ing A!
  18. It is imposable to slap on my P-bass :( My cheep ass peavey has good quite a good, bright slap sound (for a passive)
  19. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    For a slap bass with serious thump, it's hard to beat the new Fender FMT Jazz. Meatiest slap I've heard in years.

    Otherwise, in the super Jazz camp I'd give the nod to F Bass. Non-Jazz category I'd go with MTD or Brubaker, two excellent but different sounding slap monsters.

    Still, a good FMT (I've seen some that were so-so) is a beautiful thing. Try it.
  20. Hman


    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Hey Brad, on your song LA Groove, which bass did u slap with???

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