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Old 2007-01-11, 23:37
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C'mon guys! How can you not give slapping credit? Slapping was "invented" as a way of emulating the drums. Notes aren't as important as the rhythm you are creating.

Granted there are too many Flea and Claypool wannabes and not everyone can or should slap. Too many bassists jump to it too soon because it's flashy. Slap also has limited use in metal but I do like to pop the high strings sometimes - sounds fucking heavy.

Still, forget Alex Webster (easily the most overrated bassist on this forum ) and check out Brothers Johnson, Stanley Clarke or Parliament if you want to hear some slap.

PS - I just had a jazz bass built with a DIMARZIO X2N-B installed in it.
I'll post on it with some sound bytes when I've explored it some more but so far !
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