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Posted by Jim Lee (220.127.116.11) on October 22, 2003 at 08:03:24:
In Reply to: How Do I get a Good Slap Sound from a Fender Jazz ? posted by Dman on October 07, 2003 at 20:45:36:
Hi, A Fender Jazz was my first bass & I loved it. I think it's an awesome bass... and passive pickups have deep tone. People tend to think that passive is less versitile than active, I personally, think that it's an illusion. Passive pickups don't adulterate the tone (as much), they actually provide rich tone which is unforgiving if you have poor technique. I've seen many bass players actively eq like guitarists add delay to hide flubs.
Anyway, below is some text I copied from an earlier post I made. Hope it helps!
2 important things that will help almost any bass "slap better" are:
- low string action
- new strings
Also, a lot of slappers like light-gauge strings. Some bass players like a little compression too. I like to set my bass eq relatively flat, and my amp eq as follows:
Hope this helps... also, don't forget that technique has a ton to do with tone. Probably way more than any bass set-up.
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