#1
Hey, I need a good bass for slapping. Any ideas?
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#2
Stingray 5's alright, its cause of the jumbo frets lol. it has a nice harsh peak while keeping a deep tone.
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#4
what's your budget?
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#5
I'm British and your probs American so its bout $400. I was thinking of a Peavey Gring bass?
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#6
I do fine on any ol' bass, personally.

just go into guitar shops and ask about it and try some.

also, without a pickguard, pops are way easier.
#7
Not really... you already have about 1.5 cm to lodge your finger... a few more millimetres aint gonna make much of a difference. Plus when you think about all of the most popular slap bass basses, the Stingray for example, most have pickguards.
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#8
There are thousands of good bass for slap, are you looking a specific price range?
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#9
just stay away from precision pickups. humbuckers and soap bar pickups are nice, but a double jazz pickup setup gives you the most versatility.
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#10
I can't give any better advice than get a Music Man Stingray 4 string, if you don't have enough money just save! It's worth it...
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#11
Quote by 4string-tsurigi
I do fine on any ol' bass, personally.

just go into guitar shops and ask about it and try some.

also, without a pickguard, pops are way easier.


I would say otherwise. Having less room beneath the string forces you to develop good technique, to not hook your finger around the string too much and not pop too hard.
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#12
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Stingray 4 is better for slapping.


In fact, it's perfect for slapping... just a tad pricey.
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#13
Unfortunately yes! I'm saving for one at the moment.
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#14
although there a many many basses that are good for slapping, some with really nice slap tones that are about $400 are:


Spector Performer 4DLX 4-String Bass


$399.99 USA at musiciansfriend.com


RockBass by Warwick Streamer Standard 4-String Bass


$389.99 at musiciansfriend.com