Bass Slapping Solo On A 15-String Electric Bass Guitar

October 27, 2017


This is a video of musician Davie504 performing a bass slapping solo on his 15-string electric bass guitar. Apparently he produced another bass solo on the same guitar but people complained he wasn't hitting the lowest strings, so he made another one. Man -- those strings look like exhaust pipes. He does hit them in this solo, but they don't sound like much. Maybe they're not tuned tight enough? Or maybe my laptop's speakers just suck (a fact regardless). Or -- OR -- maybe the sound is just so low I just can't hear it. I can hear dog whistles, for the record. I can also hear the mailman four blocks away. "Are you--" A superhero? I might be. "I was going to say dog." Also a possibility.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Rip Rory, who can't think of slapping the bass without thinking of that movie 'I Love You Man.' That's unfortunate. Just kidding that's a great movie.

  • Jaffa

    I feel lied to. That guitar only has 14 strings. It has a tuner for a fifteenth string, but no string was attached...

  • sizzlepants

    Everything about this clip makes me want to slap this cheeseball.

  • Mark T Davis

    God how I hate slap bass...especially when you can't hear it.

  • Jim Bergdoll

    Useless and too much. Not impressed

  • TheQiwiMan

    Humans are awesome.

  • Ollie Williams

    Slappin' da bass, mon!

  • GeneralDisorder

    I like how the top three strings don't produce notes with high enough frequency for speakers to play. This guy should hook up to one of those bass competition cars. Maybe tighten up the winch cables a little bit.

  • Smeg

    Those are the bottom strings :)

  • GeneralDisorder

    It's very clearly on the top of the strings. I'm neither gay nor musician (most especially not a gay musician) so when I say top I mean "at the highest vertical orientation" not some weird alternative fact version of what top means.

  • Richard H Sanford

    Indeed. They're so large they can't be made taut enough to reverberate, they just lay there like vestigial limbs.

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