View Full Version : Good Slap Bands

02-09-2006, 01:36 PM
I'm looking to improve my slap bass technique and I wondered if anyone knew any good bands/songs I can learn. Thanks.

PS. Not Les Claypool.

02-09-2006, 01:37 PM
I'm no bassist, so I can only (unimaginatively) suggest the Chili Peppers.

02-09-2006, 01:38 PM
Flea uses combined slap. And he's dull anyway.

02-09-2006, 01:39 PM
Well there's my suggestion discredited :(

02-09-2006, 01:42 PM
Though I have to admit it's fun to play RHCP songs in slap, even when they're not on the album. By The Way is so funky in slap.

02-09-2006, 01:57 PM
Download Count Zero by Stu Hamm - that has a very slap-bassy bass riff going on in the background.

Other than that, I can't think of much more.

02-09-2006, 02:36 PM
Well there's Prim...

Infectious Grooves and (later) Suicidal Tendencies. Robert Trujillo pre-Metallica. He's real good and I'm pretty sure he plays some slap at least occasionally (they're real funky). Early Mr. Bungle (their first album) was very funk-metally and ska-y and Trevor Dunn plays a bit of slap here and there I think. Check out "Squeeze me Macaroni".

02-09-2006, 03:56 PM
Ha, as soon as I read the topic I was all ready to click and say Primus. Dang. Other than that.... Stu Hamm is good. Maybe Jaco? I don't listen to much slappy/funky music other than Primus.

02-09-2006, 04:31 PM
You could try some Stu(stuart) Hamm like others sugested but I have no clue at what level in terms of difficulty his music is. The same thing goes for Victor Wooten and Jonas Hellborg.

I'm sure I know a few more bands but I can't think of them atm.

02-09-2006, 04:36 PM
I've only heard like 1-2 things with Victor Wooten playing but he's probably worth checking out as he's obviously incredibly talented.

02-10-2006, 07:46 AM
Some early Incubus has some really good slap bass.

02-10-2006, 01:17 PM
I don't know a lot about bass...infact I know nothing but in the song

Buck Rogers by Feeder the bassist looks as if he is slapping the strings...

I don't know if he is or not because really , as I said before, I know nothing about bass..

Well, hope this helps a little :p