#1
Some bass players I know say you can't slap on a cheap bass like a squier or something like that. Is it true or do they just suck?
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#3
They just suck.
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#4
Our school has a piece of ****, low-end Yamaha bass, and if you try to slap on it, it sounds like pure garbage. However, I can do pretty well on my less-than-$200 Silvertone, so maybe you'll luck out.
#5
Quote by Hergiswi
Our school has a piece of ****, low-end Yamaha bass, and if you try to slap on it, it sounds like pure garbage. However, I can do pretty well on my less-than-$200 Silvertone, so maybe you'll luck out.


Hey! i have a Silvertone too. i'm trying to learn slap on it right now. my only complaint is that i think the strings are too close together, other than that, sounds decent.
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#6
I have never found a bass I cant slap on

but Ive heard its very difficullt on a Thunderbird

but cheapness should affect the sound, not the difficulty
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#7
Quote by skippy_moogoose
I have never found a bass I cant slap on

but Ive heard its very difficullt on a Thunderbird

but cheapness should affect the sound, not the difficulty


I had ago of a friends thunderbird.
I could not slap at all on it. It just sounded plain awful.
Was generally a bad bass too play aswell.
This guy has 2 of them aswell so I didnt have the heart too tell him what I really thought!
#9
Quote by thedonutman
Last time I tried to slap on a Squier, I was stopped by an invisible force field approximately 2cm from the top of the strings. I think this distance decreases as the instrument's retail price increases, and the cut off point is roughly $300.


You didnt hear? They increased the price to $329.97

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Thunderbirds arent meant to be slapped...

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#10
perhaps not on a Tbird

get the action right, and as long as the pups arent in the way its all good
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#11
i haven't played on a bass where i couldn't 'slap' but there are some that sounded awwwful.
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#12
Quote by Hergiswi
Our school has a piece of ****, low-end Yamaha bass, and if you try to slap on it, it sounds like pure garbage. However, I can do pretty well on my less-than-$200 Silvertone, so maybe you'll luck out.


... I didn't even know Yamaha made bass guitars.
#13
^yamaha makes everything... from dirtbikes to instruments

and of course slapping is going to sound better on some basses but it shouldnt be impossible... and it works fine on the squiers ive played.
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#14
It depends on the bass, not the price. I find that it is extremely difficult to slap with washburns, but quite easy with squire jazz basses.
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#16
ah ok then. I just need a bass to play on the side but I wanna do some slap and pop. Are any of those beginner packages good? I don't wanna spend a lot
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#17
Quote by thedonutman
Last time I tried to slap on a Squier, I was stopped by an invisible force field approximately 2cm from the top of the strings. I think this distance decreases as the instrument's retail price increases, and the cut off point is roughly $300.


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#19
Quote by skippy_moogoose
I have never found a bass I cant slap on

but Ive heard its very difficullt on a Thunderbird

but cheapness should affect the sound, not the difficulty


I can easily slap on a Tbird and it sounds fine to me.
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#20
I found it sounds awesome on every bass I've heard, its only my opinion, but maybe its because i love the technique xD
#21
If I can slap with no problems after some initial adjustment on a 16.5mm string spacing 6 string Ibanez, then you can slap on pretty much anything.
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