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SLAP COURSE – Part 4 – Double thumb slap technique

#BASSNATION Who’s ready for some double thumb slap bass technique tips?? This is one of those techniques bass players are constantly asking about, and it really does take a lot of experience to be able to perfect and teach double thumb slap bass. In this video, I’ll show you how to manage your down and up strokes in the technique to help you conquer this technique on bass. This is one you really need to take slow and make sure your plucking/strumming hand is very accurately hitting each string on your bass to get a clean and clear sound.

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    • DaricBennett

      Hey Kofi, good question. To get that upward thump to sound exactly like the downward is almost impossible. But it is possible to get them sounding close to each other. The main reason of why that happens is because on the downward thump you’re hitting the string with the fleshy part of your thump as opposed to the upward when you’re using the top nail bed of your thumb. So it’s not going to be exact. Now as far as the string height, I don’t believe it has anything to do with that. You should be able to achieve a decent upward thump regardless. It’s hard to tell though. Would love to see a clip of you tacking this technique so I can help further. You can either upload in the forums or better yet the “video qna tab” of the top of the page. Look forward to hearing you ✌🏾

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    Hey Daric, I am brand new to slap so running through your course. Do you find it much trickier to do on your 5 string? I play 5 string with 16.5mm string spacing and have trouble hitting the strings accurately and muting without all the strings ringing out.

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    • Daric Bennett
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      Hey that’s a good question. But first, 16.5? That’s pretty narrow so no wonder why you would have some issues. Usually standard for a 5 string is 18. But either way it can be tricky, I’ll show a demonstration In today’s live class. Hopefully you can make it, if not then it’s always available to rewatch afterwards

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        Hey Daric, yeah it’s an Ibanez and they are pretty tight. Stingrays and I believe some Warwicks have a similar spacing, they are really comfortable to play but very tricky to slap on. Sorry I missed your live session, had a hectic couple of days but will go back and watch it later. Thanks 😊

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