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Who is your Favorite Slap Player

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by gcbake, May 3, 2021 at 2:40 PM.

  1. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    Hey Moe!
  2. Aussie Player

    Aussie Player

    Apr 20, 2011
    Don't have one.
    When a bass player starts slapping I immediately turn him off. Cannot tolerate that ugly noise. Sure interrupts bass review videos no end.
  3. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    Of the most well known slap players, my favs are Miller, Wooten, and Claypool.

    Of lesser known players one doesn't immediately think of as slap players Ryan Martinie and Nick Schendzielos are my favs.
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  4. Aussie Player

    Aussie Player

    Apr 20, 2011
    None, its a repulsive sound that is not bass and would never have inspired playing bass guitar.
    Not trying to be negative, just trying to convey that not every bass player likes this style.
  5. BlueTalon

    BlueTalon Happy Cynic Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Eastern Washington
    Endorsing Artist: Turnstyle Switch
    This video was created by a TalkBass member whose screen name I can't remember at the moment (sorry!) (I believe he's in Ireland, IIRC). I'm going to post it here because it deserves to be seen by more people. It's not speed-demon slap, it's just tasteful slap.
    Last edited: May 6, 2021 at 3:14 PM
  6. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    “Not trying to be negative” yet “it’s a repulsive sound that is not bass”...

    Dude I don’t think you could be MORE negative. How is it “not bass”?
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  7. ajkula66


    Sep 23, 2016

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  8. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Am I the onyl one here to whom this sounds like computer game 'music'?
    Last edited: May 7, 2021 at 10:29 AM
  9. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005

    There you are :cool:
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  10. SpazzTheBassist


    Jun 20, 2006
    That may not be Bootsy....that might be Cordell Mosson (it sounds like Boogie playing through Bootsy's rig lol)

    I never said he didnt slap, i just said he didnt slap that much lol...you prolly had to dig a little to find this....slap was never Bootsy's forte compared to folks listed in this thread...........'Rag Popping' is another song he does slap on and theres a few others here and there but compared to his body of work, Bootsy didnt really thump a lot
    Last edited: May 7, 2021 at 11:01 AM
  11. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    I know you didn't. It's just that on cuts like Undisco Kidd and Cholly (Funk Getting Ready To Roll) Bootsy was in the studio cutting while Boogie played it live. They had good synergy. The envelope follower and other effects were used more by Collins than Mosson.
    Last edited: May 7, 2021 at 1:51 PM
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  12. bass12

    bass12 Basking Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    I’m going to guess that slap has inspired a great many people to pick up electric bass - possibly more so than regular old finger plucking has.
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  13. Aussie Player

    Aussie Player

    Apr 20, 2011
    I wouldn't bet my favourite bass on that...............
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