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im am gonna go through step by step on how to slap (wank) a bass and the pop

Step 1: Materials

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Get Matireals
-Bass
-Thumb
-at least half a year of playing bass depending on how often you practice, proper technique is very hard to learn
 
tsvoboda3 years ago
I have a habit of pointing my thumb up, is this a good or bad technique?
woods1015 years ago
as a rule of thumb, I dont really think it matters how you pop. just so long as its comfortable with you, it sounds good, and you can do it fast :-)
rollingstoner357 (author)  woods1014 years ago
agreed!
Now... How to make a good Slap riff: Use plenty of octaves, hammer/pulloffs, and use fifth intervals. Mix it all up, and experiment with different fifths ( E and A, for example).
thank you so very much. i didnt even read the instructable, but YOU have helped me alot!
survivalist5 years ago
what kind of bass do u have????

It's a Jaguar Bass. VERY NICE BASS!!!
CrawdadMan5 years ago
Slappa Da Bass!!!
Clayton H.6 years ago
I find that it is esayer if you relax you finger so that they droup down.
Mr65076 years ago
Thanks! I've finally got slapping down because of you! Great Instructable!
rollingstoner357 (author)  Mr65076 years ago
im glad i was of help =]
Kazeem6 years ago
My thumb doesn't bend back. At all. You'd have to snap it to make it bend... Am I destined never to play slap bass, or will i just have to angle my hand differently? ...
Mr6507 Kazeem6 years ago
my thmb doesn't be much and I got it. Just move your knuckle (second one from top) back as far as it'll go. That's at least how I do it.
ur guitar is ugly...sorry...but good instructable...
rollingstoner357 (author)  KeepTheBrain6 years ago
lol...im buying a status graphite bass,hopefully...but my bass gets the job done..
looool wank a bass
jazzmaster bass?
its a jaguar jazz bass by fender
dude i love jaguars the guitars have nice vibrose
oo00oh. cool! i have a strat.
Chicken22096 years ago
Im pretty ganster myself
gmjhowe6 years ago
its all in the thumb angle, i really should learn to play my bass..
JakeTobak6 years ago
I wanted to slap a fish T_T