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Post Plucking the bass...
I've been helping a friend who is singer and guitarist record a band album recently. Rather than bring a bassist, we decided I might play the bass parts on The Stick, but mostly plucking the strings instead of tapping. The sound is great, halfway between an electric bass and an upright. It fits in great with the acoustic guitar, but holds its own with the electric guitar as well.

Routing Stickup into StepAbout into interface.

And it's a lot of fun jut being "the bassist". I'll let you know when the record is finished.

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Nice, i love doing this kind of approach. I have a bunch of moments like this on the upcoming GEPH album as well. Looking forward to hearing your upcoming work.

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Post Re: Plucking the bass...
very interesting!

Kevin Keith has sone really good examples of non "tapping" type approah to playing bass on the Stick:



Yes, I know he is still "tapping" but he is using combinations of thumbs like on a regular bass, actual plucking, etc rather than just straight up tapping.

A very cool approach!

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Funny this subject came up. I've been exploring my half fretless much more lately. Subtle plucking and subsequent sliding, creates sounds very much like an upright bass. The notes are extremely warm and swell up after the pluck.
Incredibly big sound

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Man the half fretless must be so much fun to play

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