#1
hi
i didnt really notice when i play alone, but I am in a highschool jazz band
and we are playing this song called chameleon.. my music teacher said
you can slap if you want so i decided to slap.. but when i play with other
instruments like trumpets saxes etc, my slap is soo quiet. But my pop is
much louder compared to my slap.. i guess some frequencies are more audible
than others and everything but i think im doing something wrong..
I leave my eq fairly flat but my
my bass is 2 oclock
my middle is 10 oclock
my treble is 1 oclock
should i just leave treble at 12 o clock?
or is there a possible problem with my technique?
thanks
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#2
Try it....Slap more aggresively and pop less aggerssivley too?

Roll back your tone a little too.
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I was told that for a loud slap/pop it helps to have the treble and bass up high. I haven't tested it though.
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#4
increase your treble by 2 decrease your middle a bit and increase your bass up to the 12 oclock position. just mess around with what ive said and you should find the solution. good luck.
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#5
Have you nto been playing slap/pop long? Because I had that problem when I was learning the technique and it was just practise that made it all audible.
#6
Or...
If you don't find the solution you could always get a compressor pedal.
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#7
it could be your finger strength on your thumb is not that great, but im leaning more toward the amp...
try cutting both mids and treble. this would be easier if you told us how much wattage the amp has, as some smaller amps don't respond well to slaps. also, try messing with the EQ on your bass or on the amp if it has one to see if it helps.
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increase your treble by 2 decrease your middle a bit and increase your bass up to the 12 oclock position. just mess around with what ive said and you should find the solution. good luck.


+1...fiddle about with the EQ 'til it works.
#9
Scoop your EQ a bit more and ad some more bass....like has been already said
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#10
are you guys playing chameleon by herbie hancock too? good song. for that song i would suggest just doing straight up fingerstyle for the most part. Try some slapping in the middle and it should just blend in
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If you don't find the solution you could always get a compressor pedal.


Oh...I completely forgot about it...I have one built into my amp, and I leave it on for slap + pop.
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#12
hows the action on your bass? having it a bit lower can help
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#13
I have the same problem, well at least with my pop, my slap is decently loud; just turn up your bass and treble both to about 4 or 5 o'clock and keep your mids where they are and then just lighten up on your pop. I always pop to hard when i get into a song and it just sounds like crap so I am always trying to keep my popping strength under control
#14
Chameleon is such a fun song to play slap. Try just sitting and practice your slapping alot so that you can slap harder to try and balance it out. also try turning down ur highs and mids some.
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