#1
I have an Ibanez gsr190 and I mostly use the P pickup with maybe a little of the J. I'm still trying to learn slap (new bassist) and was wondering if you can still get good slap tones out of a P bass style sound.

And also, I was wondering if, based on my style of play I should continue using P/J basses or switch to J or P. I like to play a lot of rock, ska and alternative style, with a little jazz here and there.
Last edited by dudeman2690 at Feb 28, 2009,
#2
Well, i could get a good slap sound with a fender american P bass, thruogh an ebs combo. It sounded really nice. But i still find it easier to slap on a jazz bass, so maybe look into them.
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#3
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Well, i could get a good slap sound with a fender american P bass, thruogh an ebs combo. It sounded really nice. But i still find it easier to slap on a jazz bass, so maybe look into them.


Well since mine is a P/J I could switch to the J pickup, would that help in gaining better tone?
#4
you can use any style of pickup for any style of music, there's not really a better pickup for different styles just prefered pickups, most people prefer to use a jazz bass or a musicman style setup for slap. and rock, ska adn alt are genres that are wide open for style of instrument.

bass works differently to guitar. with guitar humbuckers are better for metal and all that but with bass it doesn't matter as much if at all. you go with what you prefer the sound of. i will always take a jazz bass style for anything because i love the tones you can get from a jazz bass
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#5
P\J bass will naturally and generally sound more like a p bass. ! single coil isnt going to have as greater affect as two.
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#7
^ What he said...It's because of the p-pickup's midrange focus. Scoop it a bit and boost the lows, and you're good.
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#8
I say J basses cause of the snappier sound. Though most people don't want a lot of mids in their slap tone, so some would say P Bass. I prefer Jazz basses.
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#9
I really like a P bass for slap.

its chunkay and delicious!

Its a different slap tone but its still quite good.
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