E Dorian Slap Groove EDS01


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casimer said,

February 5, 2010 @ 1:23 pm

Hi, not sure if that was for Marlowe or me, but I’ll answer too. I got it for £500 about 10 years ago, it was second hand at the time. They retail for about £800 new. Cheers

MarloweDK said,

February 4, 2010 @ 1:11 am

Swapped it for another bass, but im actually selling it again – warwick is not my thing


February 4, 2010 @ 1:02 am

hi im glad i found this website then i can see ur amazing slappin i have just a simple question how much did u pay for that warwick


February 4, 2010 @ 1:00 am

hi im glad i found this website then i can see ur amazing slappin i have just a simple question how much did u pay for that warwick !

Sanchellios said,

December 29, 2009 @ 10:24 am

That’s great!!! Need more videos =)))

bassplaya45 said,

December 13, 2009 @ 5:09 pm

Hi Casimer,
Just came across your videos today (been away from all things bass for a few months since relocating- SHAME ON ME!!). I must say that your playing has inspired me to throw all of the non-musical “crap” out of the spare bedroom, set up my “new” music room & to playin’!

Thanks for the inspiration!

KUZI1992 said,

October 7, 2009 @ 2:28 pm

your style is inspiring! love it!

bassgroove100 said,

October 5, 2009 @ 11:34 pm

HI Marlowe,

U have anything on Upper Structural studies for bass, applicable to jazz improvisation?
Also would be great if u can lead me into some 12 tones application for groove playing… I understand that the choice of notes plays a very important role in this situation..


casimer said,

October 5, 2009 @ 9:54 am

Thanks a lot, glad you’re into it, more coming v soon.


Mikeyh8 said,

October 3, 2009 @ 1:51 am

Great lesson. Especially liked the close-up of the right hand at the end. Thanks!

BeanZ said,

October 1, 2009 @ 5:24 pm

wow man! awesome groove

casimer said,

September 30, 2009 @ 12:39 pm

Hi Leo,

could be various reasons for not getting the sound you’re after from your bass. You may be slapping too hard as you say, relax your arm/hand and let the the twisting of your forearm do the work.

It could also be that you’re not hitting the ‘sweet spot’ for slapping on your bass. On mine it’s pretty much the end of the neck, just after the 24th fret. It varies from bass to bass – slap up and down the string and see where the tone thickens up.

It’s also important to slap with the bony, knuckle part of your thumb for clean attack.

I wouldn’t mess with the action just yet, low is generally good for slapping anyway.

If you’re using light strings (e.g 40-60-80-100) then this can lose a lot of the roundness you’re looking for – I just use standards (45-105).

You might want to try nickel strings over stainless steel, as some people think they have a warmer quality.

Try tweaking your EQ settings and roll some off highs/treble too.

A good compressor can really tighten up a funk sound as well.

Hope that helps, if all else fails, cotton wool it is! Or maybe headphones for you.


lbonifazi said,

September 29, 2009 @ 10:35 pm

Mr. Casimer

I have had a bass for about 6 months now and haven’t been able to slap a string without getting a nasty tinny sound when it hits the fret board. This is the first close up of this technique I have seen and cannot figure out how you accomplish this so cleanly. Am I slapping to hard? Should I try to raise the strings? Should I put cotton in my wifes ears? Please help me, I could be put out of the house.


George Boumis said,

September 28, 2009 @ 11:31 pm

Wow! I founded your Groove very tight! I Liked very much…..
I am awaiting grooves like this in the future with impatience!
Thank YOu!


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