Posted by Tim on March 12, 2000 at 14:43:29:
In Reply to: fretless posted by Dribble on March 10, 2000 at 22:59:38:
: Ok this may sound like a dumb question as I have never actually played a fretless but I am just curious about a few things. Is slap/pop and tapping technique effective on a fretless bass as opposed to a fretted? Would you even want to for that matter for fear of damage to the neck (even with flat wounds)? Love the sound just wondering how versatile the instrument is.
A fretless is versatile, but not a tool for everything... slapping and poping can be done on a fretless, but not with the sucess of a fretted instrument... sliding and slithering around and developing that cool "muahhh" sound and tone, takes a diffrent aproach than blindly hitting the note . Thats where a fretted instrument takes the advantage. But with a fretless, , unless you have the fretmarkers' your ears play the bass. have slapped, my Fender J-fretless before,and it really leaves some to be desired. but it doesn't really promote significant damage to the board. regardless of the strings you use.
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