#1
Okay, so I don't play bass or have one but my friend does and he plays. When I go to his house I mess around on his bass and ask how slapping and popping is done etc....

So I was wondering, since he is in a band with me, when he plays with a pick, is there a way to slap and pop and hold a pick??

(he just started if you wanna know. slapping and popping are the only tequniques he knows. He doens't play with a pick usually)
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Last edited by Black Adder at Jan 26, 2008,
#2
There isnt really a way you could do that but here's another solution..

Unscrew a couple of screws on your pickguard just enough so you can slide a pick between the bass and the pickguard. Then when you're slapping you can just slide your pick in. It's also handy if you ever drop picks because you can have a spare ready and waiting!

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#3
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There isnt really a way you could do that but here's another solution..

Unscrew a couple of screws on your pickguard just enough so you can slide a pick between the bass and the pickguard. Then when you're slapping you can just slide your pick in. It's also handy if you ever drop picks because you can have a spare ready and waiting!


or what about those cool pickholders like I got on my electric guitar? Right!
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"I help my Uncle Jack off a horse."
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"i helped my uncle jack off a horse"


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#4
You can kinda hold it underneath your index finger and pop with your second finger...if you watch Brian Setzer play guitar he does it to switch between pick and fingerstyle.
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#5
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or what about those cool pickholders like I got on my electric guitar? Right!


I think they look ugly tbh.

Gear:
Fender Standard Jazz Bass
Artec Matrix Pedal Tuner
BBE Optostomp
Boss GEB 7
EHX NYC Big Muff
Ashdown MAG C410T-300
Torque T100BX
GAS-ing for:
Boss SYB5
Behringer Intelligate IG9
#8
you could pop with the pick. if the strings are low to the fretboard. i have done that once
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#9
If he has a lot of dexterity he could pick then slip the pick between his index and middle finger for slapping and pop with his ring...
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#10
I don't slap and pop while holding a pick, but I constantly ditch my pick to do fingerstyle smacks back and forth all the time. When holding a pick, simply make a fist and slip the pick behind your pinkie and ring fingers. Open your fist and play. I can play fingerstyle while holding the pick with my pinkie and middle finger made into a fist over of it, and you should be able to slap that way.
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#11
get some medical tape and wrap it around your thumb/pick. That way you can hold the pick like you normally do, and not drop it when you open you hand for slap
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#12
I once dated a magician and learned to "palm" coins and other small objects. About the only real bass "trick" I can do that amazes people is the ability to "palm" a pick in the my right hand and switch to finger style in a fluid movement. It takes a bit of practice, but it can be done.
#13
I find the pick fits smugly between the J pup in my bridge position and the body.

It doesn't fit well with P pick-ups, but Jazz and Humbuckers work well.
#14
I usually just put the pick in my mouth. Seems to work
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#15
i just do whatever comes to mind... lol
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