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Who invented slap?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Guss, Nov 20, 2002.

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  1. Simple question, who was the first player to "invent" if you will, slap playing?
  2. Most people credit Larry Graham as the first bassist to incoporate the slap technique. I think he initially developed it in order to cover for the lack of drums when he played at church as a kid.
  3. Yea, my Guitarist brother insist it was Flea!
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!*runs out of air, takes deep breath*
  4. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    And the bass pedals of the organ when they lost the organist.

    At least, he gets the credit. But, you never really know if you're into splitting hairs.
  5. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    There were lots of people doing it before Flea.
  6. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I'm pretty sure it was Fieldy...

  7. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    My momma did -- 24 years ago (I'm 28).

    ;) :D
  8. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Clearly Jeff Berlin.

    Haha, I kid. That's a can of worms we haven't opened in a while. :D
  9. of course, it was me!:cool:
  10. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    But then again... I invented Fieldy, so I guess I invented slap.
  11. EADG(standard)


    Nov 21, 2002
    I heard that Simon of The Chipmunks was the creator of the slap method.........Du du du du du du!!!!
  12. BassLand


    Mar 20, 2000
    Lost Angeles
    While we're at it why not... Carol Kaye! she invented everything else bass.... she has it in her log book stored under the Funk an Wagners back porch...

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