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Posted by joe on August 27, 2000 at 18:11:18:
In Reply to: slapping noises posted by SHC on August 27, 2000 at 04:36:25:
fieldy has a really funky ibanez 5 string that is top of the line. its a great slap bass. you didnt say what kind you have. you also have to consider that he uses very soft strings, dean markley i think, and tunes low even for a 5 string.
when you try slapping turn your whole arm at just the elbow. dont keep your thumb on the string after you've struck it either. hit it then take it off again quickly. you might want to try slapping down at more of a downward angle too. he also hits his strings off of the pick ups which results in the chunky metalic sound he gets. give it a whirl.
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