#1
i knowwwwwwwwwwww im probs gona be told to get the hell out butttt
im kinda knew to slapping and what setting should you put your effects pedal/amp on for the best sound?????

#2
Basically just cut your mids (especially upper mids), that usually helps out a lot. Also, I've found that slapping through pedals often sucks, it boosts the high end too much (even on bass pedals). After that I boost my bass to about 7/+5/67% (depends on the way the dials are labeled) and my treble to about 5.5/+1/55%. I personally cut my mids all the way (Korn influence there), but slap still sounds good with some mids.
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#3
Slight adjustments is the key. Lower mids, boost bass and treble. Cutting and boosting too heavily on your EQ will (IMO) make you sound like a cartoonists impression of slap bass and lose the tone of your bass. Most slappers I see favour their bridge pickup on the bass, and have the tone knob maxed out.

What effects pedal, amp and bass do you have?
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#4
I think the quintessential bass slap tone comes from Jazz pickups, both full on. Again, tasteful restraint with the EQ is important. I'd say boost or cut no more than 3db. You should really cut the mids, but where exactly in the mids is up to you (and can help you define your 'voice'). Personally, I scoop the low-mids and find I have a very nice slap tone (although I'm not a slapper at all).
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#5
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I think the quintessential bass slap tone comes from Jazz pickups, both full on.


Playing with a Fender Jazz (which I don't often do, admittedly) I find having the bridge at full and the neck at about 75% gets the best results, but I guess that's individual taste for you.... plus I play through 15" speakers, and having too much of the neck can make the slap overpower the pop in my experience.

I slap "white man funk" as one of my bass playing buddies so tactfully puts it, though, so I only do it on a rare occasion.
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#6
bearing in mind that i havnt been playing that long
i have a crappy "encore" or somthing bass
my amps a b.b10b 10 watt bass amp
and my pedal is a korg me 20 b

and you said to have the tone knob maxed out the thing is when i do that it sounds completely wank
probs down to the combo of my equipment really
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#7
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bearing in mind that i havnt been playing that long
i have a crappy "encore" or somthing bass
my amps a b.b10b 10 watt bass amp
and my pedal is a korg me 20 b

and you said to have the tone knob maxed out the thing is when i do that it sounds completely wank
probs down to the combo of my equipment really


Yeah, probs. Sometimes (i.e. all the time) good sound comes from good gear.
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