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Does anyone slappa de bass?

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Facepalmmaster Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I play bass, just wondering if there are others like me. I need to find my people, they are calling me
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Hanimetion Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to learn slap bass, I enjoy the sharp sound.
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Facepalmmaster Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
RHCP?
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Hanimetion Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what's that?
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Facepalmmaster Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Red Hot Chili Peppers
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Odalist Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Metal bassist right here! I have a cancelled prototype by Parker, (lucky lucky...) it plays like a champ. Not much distinct tone, but I actually discovered half-round strings as a solution. They work wonders for my playing style. I want to get an older rock bass with more bite at some point, mostly for jamming to more punk-ish tunes with a fuckton of overdrive.

I play with fingers for the most part, with some slapping. But I love the "Lemmy strum" picking style as well.
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Facepalmmaster Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good to see that some metal bassists still use finger style. I pretty much play every genre of music, in any style, but im mainly alternative and punk. Got a nice little schecter with bright red strings on it, theyre awesome :D
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A-CHA4649 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I do. Not my main instrument, though. (Which means I'm not very good.)
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Facepalmmaster Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you want to get better? Or is it not your main concern?
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A-CHA4649 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I definitely want to get better. I think I just need a a little break from it.
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Facepalmmaster Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whats your main instrument
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A-CHA4649 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Piano.
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Facepalmmaster Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see, thats a good instrument, what type of stuff do you play
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A-CHA4649 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Mmmm, I used to play classical, but as of right now, I'm playing a lot of jazz. I also learn a lot of songs for vocalists.
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Facepalmmaster Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I cant do classical anymore, ive been doing it for so long that ive gotten bored with it. Plus, when its for school it just gets boring
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TheOneTheyCallDusk Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why would I ever want to slap my bass? It never oppressed me in anyway!

But yes, I do play one. Just not very well.
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Facepalmmaster Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Im sure you will/are getting better, how long you been playing?
And you gotta keep your bass in line sometimes, you know?
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TheOneTheyCallDusk Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Only a couple of months, so yeah. And yes, I do keep it in line.
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Facepalmmaster Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, then youre fine. Im at a year, and im definitely better than i was a couple of months ago. What do you play right now?
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TheOneTheyCallDusk Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's an Ibanez SR505-BM. It was kinda cheap, and it's not really flashy, but I like it.
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Facepalmmaster Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I meant what style, but i would have probably asked this anyway. And theyre great basses, probably more expensive than my first bass. What genres do you play?
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TheLiarWolfram Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
I have a bass, I know a scale. But I don't know how to actually play it. I need to learn.
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Facepalmmaster Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gotta learn, the bass is so cool once you learn it, you can get some really awesome sounds
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TheLiarWolfram Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
I know! The bass is my favorite part of music. It's the heart of it. I just get so frustrated with the instrument, because I can't press my fingers hard enough on the strings to get the correct sound without it hurting. Need to build up some callouses, I guess.
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Facepalmmaster Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My fingers are super strong from bass, though my two knuckles are unproportional to my other two, from walking on the strings. I get hit pretty hard, though when i need an extra boost i just pick. You can try using a pick, at least until you build up the callouses
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defaultking Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I do.
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Facepalmmaster Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What kind of bass?
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defaultking Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A Peavey BXP. It's pretty good, apparently.
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Facepalmmaster Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Apparently? I dont usually care about what others say about my bass, as long as i like the sound. Ive got a Schecter with 2 humbuckers, its nice. What kind of things do you play?
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defaultking Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like the way it sounds, but I don't really know any different. I like to play and listen to prog rock, but I'm currently playing in a sci-fi musical that features a lot of doo-wop and 80's power ballad influences. I'm comfortable with just about any kind of rock 'n' roll or related genres, though I'd like to be better at jazz bass.
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Facepalmmaster Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish i could learn jazz, thats the one thing im lacking in (compared to the other genres)
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defaultking Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I played trumpet in jazz band through junior high and high school, but jazz bass is a different story...
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Facepalmmaster Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its very freeform, i like solid beats and distinct melodies, not necessarily easy, but sensable. Jazz just goes where it wants. Its a challenge though
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BluesmanBruno Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
I know the mechanics of slapping, but I'm too lazy to practice enough to be able to apply them decently in my playing :D
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Facepalmmaster Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, i hear that. Ive gotten fairly good at slap, but nowhere near Flea, Les Claypool, Victor Wooten, etc... I just wanna be able to take that sound and apply it to alternative music, which is pretty easy because its not that technical, just simple octaves. What do you try to slap to?
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BluesmanBruno Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
A year or more ago I was covering (among other songs) Sam & Dave's "Hold On, I'm Coming" with some band, and that is the one I chose to practice my slapping on. I actually got to a point where I could manage to play that way quite decently, but couldn't be bothered to keep up with it and after a while I reverted to playing it normally :D
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Facepalmmaster Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do every technique at the same time basically, i just experiment, since i sorta lost interest in playing real songs by myself (cant go out all the time...)
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popstck Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i play bass and i think i know how to slap

i think...
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Facepalmmaster Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I slappa all de time. I learned like the day after i got my first bass
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WolfySpice Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Yes, kind of. I prefer to play my guitar like a bass, and my bass like a guitar, though.
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Facepalmmaster Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How so?
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WolfySpice Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I have an eight-string guitar which I like to use to play bass, and I have a six-string bass which I like to use to play guitar. It's good fun.
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Facepalmmaster Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats a bit strange. I personally prefer 4 string basses
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WolfySpice Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I dunno, they feel like a toothpick now. I like a nice ironing board.
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Facepalmmaster Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Meh, im content with the four string range and feel, my hands arent amazingly big
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TrueSoprano Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I play bass but I'm terrible at slapping.

Every week my bass teacher asks me how my slapping is going.

It's always the same answer.

Once I told him that I magically got good overnight.

He actually believed me for a second.
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Facepalmmaster Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have a teacher? No fair. Though i know how to slap :P so its even
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