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Re: Slap Bass Thumb Problem

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Posted by junior costa on September 24, 2000 at 22:00:09:

In Reply to: Slap Bass Thumb Problem posted by Bobby S on September 18, 2000 at 14:25:54:

: I bought a book with a CD by Tony Oppenheim on Slap bass technique but I'm

: having a real hard time making it work. I can slap the E string pretty well

: with my thumb, but when I try to slap the other strings I can't get a very

: full sound. For instance, when I strike the A string my thumb either jams

: in between the A and E strings (causing the A string to mute instead of

: producing a full sound), or it bounces off the top of the A string and has

: a thin, weak sound. If I slap the A string with the tip of my thumb it works

: better, but it doesn't seem like the proper way to do it. Plus my thumb gets

: bright red and sore in about 5 minutes. I don't have any trouble doing the

: finger pop. I play a Fender Jazz bass. Any advice?

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