Who is your Favorite Slap Player

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  1. gcbake


    Nov 12, 2007
    Former Ampeg Regional Touring Artist, Currently Playing Overwater Basses
    My bass teacher at Berklee:
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  2. sloppy_phil


    Aug 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    Not actually named Phil
    My favourite slap player is the one who uses finger style! :D


    ...I'll see myself out.
  3. jazzyvee


    Aug 11, 2012
    United Kingdom
  4. Larry Graham. The O.G. of slap.
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  5. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Tony Vitti is your favorite slap player?!?!

    I'm sure Tony would be the first to encourage you to get out more, expand your horizons, and listen to a ton of other bassists
    ...not because Tony isn't an excellent slap player (or an excellent bassist all around) but because he is a genuinely humble musician who understands where journeymen fit in the world compared to the pantheon of truly brilliant innovators.
  6. Larry Graham, Louis Johnson got me then.... and Alain does now

  7. bass12

    bass12 Have You Met Grace Jones?

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    If I had to choose just one? Probably Mark King.
  8. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Marcus Miller, every note is a diamond.
  9. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Marcus Miller is a genius level musician, period. I have been listening to Marcus Miller maybe 45 years, and I have never heard him play a bad note.
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  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I love his Sire demos. He is the real deal.
  11. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...I think I have a couple of his books. Back when you hadda use a phone to place the order. Gotta love a guy that answers his own phone. :)
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  12. LadyLoveStingRay5


    Jul 17, 2004
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  13. REV

    REV Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    Another vote for Marcus on so many levels. Doug Johns is no slouch either.
  14. mini-milli


    Aug 6, 2020
    How has nobody said Victor Wooten yet?
  15. Iristone


    Jul 8, 2017
    Aleksandr Nikolayev (RIP), on "Dusya-Agregat"
    Tony Levin, though I like him (them both, actually) for his other techniques, too.
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  16. Montana Matt

    Montana Matt

    Sep 15, 2015
    The large print giveth and the small print taketh away.
    Marcus Miller all the way.

  17. InNoRush


    Aug 15, 2020
    Not to be confused with the "Who is your favorite player to slap?" thread :D
  18. [skyraider]

    [skyraider] Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2014
  19. bench


    Dec 28, 2007
    The mighty Claypool!!
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