Free Bass guitar lessons

Bass for slapping?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Bass for slapping?

Post  Nocturnal_Pulse on Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:44 am

It might sound silly, and my friend & forumer Androssie has helped me very much by showing me some things on slapping, but I want to make one question that goes to more experienced bassists, like DTL, Smaz and all the big guys here:

Is there a bass for slapping?

I mean... I have a Pbass, classic with 1 pickup divided in 2 parts. Simple. But it's not working!!

Every one I've seen slapping and popping, are using basses with ACTIVE pickups.
And myself I played on a bass with 1 active and lower action, and sounded more slappy.

Mine is SLOPPING, not slapping; and yes it has to do with the experience etc, but I 'd like to know if I can make it through.

I am already consider of buying a better bass, to be exact the ESP LTD Viper BK04.

Can you help me with this more of a technical question?
avatar
Nocturnal_Pulse
A resident.
A resident.


View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Bass for slapping?

Post  maxf13 on Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:48 pm

Well you tend to find that basses with a better hi frequency response tend to sound a little better for slapping.
These are usually single coil basses or active ones.

Back to top Go down

Re: Bass for slapping?

Post  Nocturnal_Pulse on Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:54 pm

maxf13 wrote:Well you tend to find that basses with a better hi frequency response tend to sound a little better for slapping.
These are usually single coil basses or active ones.

single coil, meaning the Jbass right?
avatar
Nocturnal_Pulse
A resident.
A resident.


View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Bass for slapping?

Post  maxf13 on Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:44 pm

Yeah.
Or any other bass with single coils for that matter.
The most common is a Jazz layout but you could also have splitted humbuckers or stuff like that Smile

Back to top Go down

Re: Bass for slapping?

Post  Dropthelines585 on Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:06 am

P-bass style pickups are also single coil. It has more to do with technique and amp settings. There's no such thing as a "Slap bass".
avatar
Dropthelines585
A resident.
A resident.


View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Bass for slapping?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum