#1
Hey UG, I was thinking of picking up a bass.
I'm really into RHCP and Les Claypools stuff, so I want to set them as a goal.
They use a lot of slapping and popping and I was wondering if I should get a slap bass or a standard bass. Does the slap bass sound too odd when played without using slapping popping techniques? Also could you recommend me to a good bass for the genre? Thanks a bunch.
#2
slap bass is actually a technique and not a type of bass, so any bass will work. as for a reccomendation, try a squier precision. for now anyways. when you get better, move to something a little more expensive, like something 600$
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#3
Quote by Buffalo Phil
Hey UG, I was thinking of picking up a bass.
I'm really into RHCP and Les Claypools stuff, so I want to set them as a goal.
They use a lot of slapping and popping and I was wondering if I should get a slap bass or a standard bass. Does the slap bass sound too odd when played without using slapping popping techniques? Also could you recommend me to a good bass for the genre? Thanks a bunch.


There is no slap bass specifically. Any bass can be slapped on. I'd suggest an ibanez or squier bass to start off with. Just make sure the bass is a long scale 34 inch necked one because slapping sounds pretty rubbish through a short scale
#4
Quote by Ali-b912
There is no slap bass specifically. Any bass can be slapped on. I'd suggest an ibanez or squier bass to start off with. Just make sure the bass is a long scale 34 inch necked one because slapping sounds pretty rubbish through a short scale

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#5
Dead strings sound horrible when slapping too. Certain basses do sound tons better than others.