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Who is your favorite slapper?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Aram Bedrosian, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. Aram Bedrosian

    Aram Bedrosian

    Oct 24, 2005
    Burlington, VT
    Endorsing Artist: Ritter, DR, Jim Dunlop, Hartke
    This thread is for you to shout out for your favorite thumber...
  2. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Reginald Arvisu
  3. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    My ex was really good at slapping. :\
  4. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    By far, my favorite slapper is Larry Graham.
  5. Mike Shevlin

    Mike Shevlin

    Feb 16, 2005
    Las Vegas
    Yea, 'Pow' is the best line ever.
  6. I like that guy that always seems to be playing in every string shop I've ever been in. It's the same guy, right?

    Seriously, Larry G. for me too.
  7. cetera


    Apr 29, 2004
    Surrey, England
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses & Cort Basses
    There's a girl down my road we call 'the bike'.... :eek: ;) :D

    She's one helluva slapper! :bag:
  8. bovinehost

    bovinehost Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    Um.....Ike Turner?
  9. kelbrihan

    kelbrihan Banned [Deceiving users with multiple usernames] Banned

    Dec 2, 2004
  10. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Aram, your original posting was a bad combination, like sardines and chocolate milk or babies and sex toys. Plus, Basses isn't the proper forum for either topic.

    I've edited it so it is appropriate for the Bassists forum and am moving it there. If you'd like to publicize your recordings, that should be a separate thread in the appropriate forms.
  11. Chili


    Mar 8, 2005
    Louis johnson has to be my favorait, i just love his slap style
  12. Donald Dunn...
  13. ThumbyAche

    ThumbyAche Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2005
    Pacific NW
    Vail Johnson and Marcus Miller for slap stuff.
  14. elros


    Apr 24, 2004
    Proprietor, Helland Musikk Teknologi
    Victor Wooten. And then Marcus Miller.
  15. ThumbyAche

    ThumbyAche Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2005
    Pacific NW
    Yeah I love Wooten, I have seen him play many times and met him quite a few. The difference for me is that I can listen to Marcus every day and I can't do that with Wooten. For me there is just something incredibly soulful about Marcus that is rare among most slappers. Vail Johnson is the one of the only other ones that I get that from. Ooozing with soul (as well as flash, etc). You know?
  16. Gary Grainger (check out Scofield's pick hits, live)
  17. Marcus Miller.

    The man has such a killer groove, it's really beautiful.

    Vic Wooten in his own right though is a monster. Literally. The guy does things that are only attainable through ritual sacrifice and drinking the blood of thought-to-be extinct creatures.


    Jan 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    Toss up between Juan Nelson and Bill Dickens

    (Louis J. and Marcus M. are a real close second)
  19. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    Louis Johnson #1

    Larry Graham
    Mark Adams
    Aaron Mills
    Tyrone Brunson
    Steve Washington
    Jermaine Jackson
    Foster Sylvers
    David Dyson
    Bill Dickens
    Rick Skatore
    Nick Beggs
  20. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    Mar 6, 2005
    I really like the way Flea uses his slapping technique to support the song as opposed to being the main focal point.
    Lately as people become more and more obsessed with speed and slapping it's kind of surprised me to hear how solid and basic Flea is starting to sound in comparison to some of the absolute overkill going on now.
    Especially compared to that jerk in every music store you go to! :bassist: