#1
Wanna get into funk bass, need some inspiration, and I mean like slap, not super fast ****, but good slap, or just normal funk--aaay playing.

No RHCP/Flea please.
He sucks.

Sort of.

In an educated way.

On a completely different topic, can you give me some names of bands / sol oartists that play with distortion on their bass, other than cliff.
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#2
Sly and the Family Stone and Graham Central Station both have Larry Graham, who invented slap.

Tower of Power and the various P-funk bands have some great finger style bass (the later also has a bit of slap).
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Jamiroquai have some excellent stuff on their early albums.
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Check out Infrectious grooves, even though thats really fast slap.
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#5
Try Commodores - Brick house. Good song to learn funk slap. The ohio players, Jamiroquai, Tower of Power, James brown, stuff like that. Learn finger funk first, and then go into slap.
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That's this guy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRvB6TFo3SU&watch_response

I suppose Wooten and stuff is what you're looking at.

However, it's very hard if you haven't slapped for long.

Take a look at...

You Can't Hold No Groove by Victor Wooten: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFmFljE9gRc

and this bass solo by Mark King: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMzXtizKcXY
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Wanna get into funk bass, need some inspiration, and I mean like slap, not super fast ****, but good slap, or just normal funk--aaay playing.

No RHCP/Flea please.
He sucks.

Sort of.

In an educated way.


On a completely different topic, can you give me some names of bands / sol oartists that play with distortion on their bass, other than cliff.


I'm not going to say flea is the best bassist. He's not by anyway means, but a lot of bassists, including myself, owe a lot to him for introducing them to slap. Also saying he sucks is pretty ridiculous, some of his solos are pretty impressive.
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I'm not going to say flea is the best bassist. He's not by anyway means, but a lot of bassists, including myself, owe a lot to him for introducing them to slap. Also saying he sucks is pretty ridiculous, some of his solos are pretty impressive.

Yes.

On topic: Marcus Miller is pretty damn funky. I don't think he's been mentioned in this thread (sorry if he was, I didn't read it very closely). He's got that funky jazz sound somewhat similar to Victor Wooten and Stanley Clarke.

Jaco Pastorius has some pretty funky stuff too. Check out "Come On Come Over" and "Kuru Speak Like a Child."
#10
as for distorted check out Death From Above 1979

EDIT: and just an FYI his "distorted tone" isn't as easy to replicate as others because rather than using pedals he rewired his amp.
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You seem to want that psuedofunk type stuff of Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke and maybe Mark King. They all have that really distinct stylistic-dead-notes-everywhere kind of sound.

For funk stuff as well as distorted playing check out some Larry Graham in Sly and the Family Stone and Graham Central Station.
#12
sex in a pan by bela flek is a pretty good song

check some victor wooten, marcus miller and some jamiroquai
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