#1
Is it essentially the same as on electric? or is there different technique?
#2
Same technique, different sound.
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#3
with acoustic you can thump on the body for another sound
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#5
Acoustic basses are so clicky and clacky that slap bass produces a very harsh, unkind tone.
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#6
yeah, when I try it I can hear a nice popping sound but is definately overpowered by the "click" sound.
#7
It sounds bad by the neck. On an acoustic, it sounds best if you do it near the bridge, about where a Jazz pickup would be on an electric. I know that sounds strange, but that's what sounds best IME.
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#8
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It sounds bad by the neck. On an acoustic, it sounds best if you do it near the bridge, about where a Jazz pickup would be on an electric. I know that sounds strange, but that's what sounds best IME.

I do that on an electric too, I prefer the sound and yeah.
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#9
i always thought it would be bad to slap on acoustic basses becuase i thought a string might pop out of the the bridge or some junk like that, or since it IS a hollow bodied acoustic. you never know.
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#10
^ Huh?

A/E Basses have the same style of bridge as electrics, it's just covered by wood. I guess the saddle's different, but it's still a piece of metal with holes for the strings.
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Quote by Mutant Corn
^ Huh?

A/E Basses have the same style of bridge as electrics, it's just covered by wood. I guess the saddle's different, but it's still a piece of metal with holes for the strings.


No metal on the bridge on my acoustic bass.
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#12
I also dont see any metal...unless it is covered by the wood, but it looks like it is just wood
#13
So I decided to start out my first slap bass song with Higher ground by RHCP lol

Ive only been trying it for 20 min and I can already play it to where it sounds decent. (well the main riff, cant get the "fill ins" yet

When I play it, it sounds the best when I either pop/slap right above the sound hole or closer to the bridge. The problem with the bridge is that I cant pop as hard because the string(s) are under more tension. But then Ive noticed depending on the fret, the place where I slap/pop is better in different places.

I think if I am on frets 1-5ish for example, It sounds better above the sound hole/toward the bridge. But around the 9th fret it sounds better when I slap above the fret board. :/

maybe its just me :/ it probably is