Who is your Favorite Slap Player

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  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
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  2. Victor is another amazing player and great person too. :thumbsup:
     
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  3. BlueTalon

    BlueTalon Happy Cynic Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Eastern Washington
    Endorsing Artist: Turnstyle Switch
    In no particular order:
    Les
    Marcus
    Victor
    Wojtek
    Ida
    Juna

    But basically, I'm impressed by anyone who can do it reasonably well, because I can hardly do it at all.
     
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  4. Fun Size Nick

    Fun Size Nick

    Feb 21, 2006
    Hong Kong
    Freddie Washington.

    I can't stand Instagram Slap, but this is slap to make a song and pay the bills.
     
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  5. Swamp_Ronin

    Swamp_Ronin

    Jan 15, 2021
    Portland, OR
    Marcus.
     
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  6. bigswifty1

    bigswifty1

    Dec 8, 2011
    If I had to hire someone, and I needed it tasteful, grooving and slappy it would be Marcus Miller. He's never gratuitous, never showy for showy's sake (except where a show or demo calls for it), and is the most musical slap player I've heard.
     
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  7. I'm not a fan of that kind of very mid-scooped tone... but I really liked what he was playing. A lot of slap players seem to treat groove as a secondary element, but this one was beautiful. That was your teacher? Nice! :)
     
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  8. MotorCityMinion

    MotorCityMinion

    Jun 15, 2017
    Grant Stinnett
     
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  9. Julian G

    Julian G

    Mar 16, 2017
    Dubai
    There's quite a few good slappers out there nowadays but I think Stanley Clarke never quite gets the kudos he deserves. He was the inspiration for guys like Marcus Miller and School Days was a complete game changer.
     
  10. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    I think for me it may welö be darryll Jones.
    Fredie Washington comes to mind as well.
     
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  11. BlueTalon

    BlueTalon Happy Cynic Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Eastern Washington
    Endorsing Artist: Turnstyle Switch
    Reminds me of Michael Hedges.
     
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  12. BLDavis

    BLDavis Master of Snarks. Gold Supporting Member

    May 21, 2009
    Ellenboro, NC
    Ida Nielsen.
     
  13. BlueTalon

    BlueTalon Happy Cynic Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Eastern Washington
    Endorsing Artist: Turnstyle Switch
     
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  14. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Stanley Clarke surely inspired Marcus Miller. He told a funny story on Sirius Radio about learning a Stanley Clarke solo when he was 14, and then playing that solo whenever he had a solo section for the next year or so.:D

    That said, when it came to groovy slapping, I bet Larry Graham was a bigger influence.
     
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  15. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 vaxx! Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2006
    North AMERICA, USA
    Thing is, 'slap players' also play fingerstyle, so it's kind of a rhetorical question.
     
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  16. onda'bass

    onda'bass Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2010
    Buffalo Ny
    Jonas hellborg is my favorite slapper. I don't care much for the machine like players, (enter your tube video here) I want musicality not chops, as it doesn't impress me unless its a rare combo of both.
     
  17. John Webb

    John Webb

    Apr 20, 2006
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  18. bassdude51

    bassdude51 "You never even called me by my name." Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    They all sound about the same to me.
     
  19. Stanley Clarke
     
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  20. Blackjac97

    Blackjac97 Supporting Member

    May 27, 2012
    Maine
    Tim Commerford
     
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