#1
I used to slap and pop a lot when I first started. Recently I've gotten into faster punk rock and rock and roll so I play with a pick to keep up. Now I'm trying to have a sort of respect using both methods of playing, balancing out pick and fingers. I tried my hand (no pun intended) at slapping again, but this time in Victor Wooten's idea of using your thumb like a guitar pick. I can see it will be a great move in a few years, but I really don't want to re-learn slapping.

The point is, with Wooten's idea, you can easily slap each string. When I was slapping, I could only hit E or if I'm lucky A. I had my thumb parallel to the E string. Your opinion, is that position going to stick me with just the E string?
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#2
Its all in the practise and technique, i mostly slap, and i slap all the strings.youre just being clumsy, relax, but also concentrate on you thumb hitting that pirticualir string.Slap close to the neck aswell.
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#3
no.

I have a somewhat sloppy slap technique at times, but I can hit every string quickly.
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#4
Maybe hes having trouble with string spacing then, i cant slap my 5er, its to tight, unless try very hard.
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#5
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Maybe hes having trouble with string spacing then, i cant slap my 5er, its to tight, unless try very hard.

I slapped on a Fender VI Bassitone guitar.

I think it just takes practice.
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#6
A Bassitone?
Wellwhen i finish my 5er i will get back to practising, same as the TS should.
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#7
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A Bassitone?
Wellwhen i finish my 5er i will get back to practising, same as the TS should.

bass/baritone

very similar in spacing to a real guitar.

though popping on really old flatwound strings sounds really bad. and it's difficult, my fingers barely fit in the hole.
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