Changing the sound of your bass, is it possible?

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Posted by Chris on July 30, 2000 at 22:47:29:

I have a relatively low end bass, and have been trying to acheive a good slap sound. I have tried other basses, like an epiphone j-bass, the Curbow basses, and a few others i cant remember that had that metallic, punchy sound that we associate with slap. Well i was wondering is there any way to make minor changes to my bass and get closer to that sound im looking for? Like a string change, new pickup, etc... Nothing too drastic. Right now the flat sound of my musicman imitation bass just doesnt cut it, so any comments and possible solutions would be appreciated... thanks and peace. Chris

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