#1
how do you do it. I've been watching videos I just can't get the sound out of it when I slap my thumb on the Low e string. I have a strat, and i've seen tons of people do it. I just can't get the sound. it just sounds as if I was doing a ghost note ( one of those x notes in tab)
#5
you need to bounce ur finger, and slightly in a angle down to the ground.

It's just like picking a dowstroke, but you need to find the most amount of "Slap sound" but still have a strong note.

If you strike exactly towards the fret, then you will just hear a fret click like sound, which is more of a good sound as a mute, but not as an accent.

Just practice, and practice on a clean channel, with slight gain up. Best is to use a clean channel on a tube amp which has a gain knob and turn that up a bit.

I also use my Brige pickup split, cause it gives an out of phase sounds, and doesn't have as much as harmonics as full on humbucker.

I might record a video later to show you how it's done.

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#7
Quote by wesselbindt
Isn't it pretty much the same as with Bass guitars?

(I don't like slap guitar, so I don't know **** about it. )


No it's slightly different.

If you do it the same as on bass it will most likely sound like fail slap guitar.

Good slap guitar can actually sound quite nice, but most people approach it as on a bass, but it doesn't work like that.

Good slap guitar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIGbb5yqklA&feature=related

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#9
hope you dont mind me buttin in, have any of you heard of a washburn lyon? and if you have, is it any good?
#10
Here I recorded a slap guitar lick, so you can see how it should sound. Remeber to use ur clean channel to have it dynamic;

http://www.box.net/shared/66g6nsddyd

Oh and keep it funky, to get the "best" effect

   S S S S  S S S S S S  S S S S S  S  
E||--------------------------------------|
B||--------------------------------------|
G||*-------------------------------------|
D||*--------0h-2--------------------0h-2-|
A||--------------------0-2s-5------------|
E||---0-x-x------0-x-x--------0-x-x------|
      T * G 1    T * G 1      T * G 1

T = Thumb slap right hand
* = slap ur left hand on the guitar like you would mute ur strings with ur left hand
G = Slap with ur right hand thumb whilst you mute the strings with ur left hand
1 = Pull the string with the index finger of ur Right hand and pull away 
from the body to keep it twangy and funky

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