Re: suspended animation

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Posted by Rudi Weeks on September 29, 2000 at 21:59:47:

In Reply to: suspended animation posted by Steve DePra on September 04, 2000 at 08:15:02:

It is true that slap techniques generate a very spacific tonnal characteristic in your sound,
But to think of it as a limitation is a limitation.
If you have something to say on your instrument and groove is part of that statement,
the tembre of slapped strings will not step on your idea unless the tone is out of context with the mood and tembre of the rest of the band.
There are countless examples where players like Marcus Miller lay down fat grooves using slap technique.
When he really trys Steve Swallow also does the same using a pick.
I'ts all good and it's the variety of sounds and techniques that contribute the richness of bass as an instrument.
"peace" Rudi

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