What type of bass is best for slapping?
Best Bass Guitars for Slap Bass
- Fender Standard Jazz.
- Fender Affinity Series Jazz Bass.
- Fender Precision.
- Music Man Stingray.
- Warwick Rockbass Corvette 5.
How long does it take to get good at slap bass?
You should be able to play slap bass, chords on the bass, and could even become a pro studio musician. There are prodigies who reach this level in just a few years. But the average person will reach advanced level in around 10 years if they spend a good amount of time practicing.
What bass does Davie play?
Squier Vintage Modified Bass VI Davie plays a Squier Bass Vi in this video.
Can you slap on a jazz bass?
People tend to prefer jazz basses for slap, myself included, as the brighter tone suits it more in our opinion. Others prefer precisions for a chunkier and more percussive tone. Both are good for slap, its your choice. Remember that jazzes has thinner necks too.
Why can’t I slap my bass?
In my experience slapping sometimes doesn’t work on a bass because the action is too low, or maybe there’s not enough room between the strings and pickups for the string to move enough to get a tone. OK let’s be clear on one point. Slapping doesn’t depend upon the pickups or the electronics.
How hard is it to slap bass?
Slap bass isn’t too difficult, but I would recommend starting slap bass on a 4 string bass instead of a 6 string. Do you have to have slap strings to play slap bass, or do they just sound better? Yes. Slap bass is a technique that requires you to slap the strings.
Is a 4 or 5 string bass better?
For most styles you’ll probably be ok with a 4-string. If you’re into heavier music that’s popular today, you may want a 5-string bass where you can reach those lower notes without having to detune your bass. If you need those low notes a lot, you should consider a 5-string.