#1
Ok, recently i purchased my first active bass, a Warwick Corvette $$

http://www.warwickbass.com/basses/doublebuck.html

And as you have probably guessed from the thread title i am having an issue with playing slap bass on it.

The problem arrises when playing with my band, for example we could be playing a song in which it breaks down to slap bass on the verse, on the previous verse & chorus (not playing slap) the bass was really cuttin threw nicely on the low end of things and It is very audable with both the drums & guitar playing aswell, in general all the levels are good.

But for whatever reason as soon as i start playing slap bass, it seems almost that the level drops completely! I know that this has got to have something to with a setting on my amp or on the pre - amp on my bass!?!?

Any tips/hints/help on a possible eq setting change or anything will be greatly appreciated!
Bass Guitars:
Warwick - Corvette $$
Gibson Thunderbird IV
Tanglewood - Warrior II
Stagg - Semi Acoustic Bass

Amp:
Behringer BX3000T Head
Behringer BB115 Cabinet
Last edited by hexagram244 at Mar 9, 2007,
#2
That seems quite odd to me, as I find i'm louder when i'm slapping.
Either way, a compressor will sort out the problem. However it's still odd that the level is dropping, so i'm not entirely sure on that.
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#4
yeah, i am the same as Force - i am always louder when slapping as you have a harder attack generally.

Do a bit of testing away from a band setting...
#5
i have the same problem, not sure exactly why though!
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#7
I dont think there is anything wrong with my technique, the slap is louder at a lower volume for example in my room on the same amp...

But when the amp is turned up for band practice the problem arises again that the slap is almost inaudable!

I think im gonna just have to point the finger at the Behringer head
Bass Guitars:
Warwick - Corvette $$
Gibson Thunderbird IV
Tanglewood - Warrior II
Stagg - Semi Acoustic Bass

Amp:
Behringer BX3000T Head
Behringer BB115 Cabinet
#8
Is the amp clipping the spikes in volume because it can't cope with it?
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#10
Quote by sinan90
Is the amp clipping the spikes in volume because it can't cope with it?


Quite possible, many amps have a built in limiter to prevent volume spikes (such as slapping when the volume is up high) from frying the speaker.
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#11
Quote by sinan90
Is the amp clipping the spikes in volume because it can't cope with it?


Ahh you might be right, im gonna check that out cheers
Bass Guitars:
Warwick - Corvette $$
Gibson Thunderbird IV
Tanglewood - Warrior II
Stagg - Semi Acoustic Bass

Amp:
Behringer BX3000T Head
Behringer BB115 Cabinet