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When you slap....

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by damo2576, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. damo2576


    Aug 9, 2004
    ...are you meant to have the string hit the fret or just slap it so it vibrates?
  2. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Hit the fret dude. That's where the punch come from - metal hitting metal!
  3. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    Which part of slap are we talking about, popping with the thumb, plucking with the finger, or slapping with the left hand?
  4. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    I'm from the "Flea school", so all of the above........