#1
I've been trying to learn popping and slapping lately and I'm getting the hang of it except for when I switch the the A string. When I do I hit the E with my palm and if I adjust my hand to where it doesn't then my fingers are in an odd position for popping. Any way to clear this up?


and a random question, my amp (Acoustic B200) has start getting overdrive when I play for a little bit, especially on the low E. It used to not do that, any ideas?

EDIT: I think it's my bass. When I plug a cable in to it there a quick squeaking noise through the amp but only for my Schecter, not my Ibanez.
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#2
This is just a total guess, but maybe you have your hand to close to the strings, causing you to hit the E string with your palm. Try backing off slighty and depend more on using your wrist.

...but like I said, total guess. I don't see or know how you play.


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#3
posting a vid of your technique is the best way for us to tell you whats wrong with it.
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#4
I'll try to when I'm not busy.


Any idea about that weird squeaking noise? It's only when I plug in my Schecter. It makes a shrill, short squeak.
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#6
I don't believe so. No battery cavity and I've had it about a year and a half and it's never died or anything, same tone until now. I'm thinking about opening up the control cavity to see if something is off enough to see.
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#7
It may be awkward, but if you do it enough, it becomes more natural. Just practice it.

Look up "slap precision excercise" on youtube. There are a few videos with some pretty good lessons and really perfecting placement on slap technique. I can't remember the guy's user name... but, he's got some good videos
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#8
for starters you shouldn't be unplugging/plugging in your basses while the amp is still on, it's a pretty stupid thing to do and can **** up your speaker.
#9
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for starters you shouldn't be unplugging/plugging in your basses while the amp is still on, it's a pretty stupid thing to do and can **** up your speaker.

Doesn't help at all considering I haven't been until I switched basses to compare. It's always plugged in when I turn the amp on.

To the slapping, when I was practicing really slow it was ok but I had to change my thumb when going from E to A and then D and G were the same style as the A. I'll go back to slow practice switching and see if it clears up, thanks.

Still got a problem with the Schecter though.
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#10
There aren't enough facepalms to express what a dumbass I am. The bass is active but I'm used to seeing a battery compartment and rarely see the back of the instrument. On the control cavity was a sticker that clearly read: "Battery"


Pretty sure that problem is fixed.
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#11
Just thought I will ask this here also, when you slap on the D or G string, are your thumb suppose to be parallel to the strings or should it be pointing downwards?
#12
Parallel I would think
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