Clean Slap Technique (How To Mute When Slapping)

Muting is one of those unglamorous but important techniques that's easy to overlook. Unwanted string noise is horrendous though and something you should work hard to eliminate from your playing.

I have another muting lesson that you can study: Bass Guitar Lesson – Muting Unwanted Noise.

This one is more specific to slap technique, where it's a little more difficult to control the strings. It actually came from a question I got from a subscriber:

I play a 5 string bass and I am really into slapping. But for slapping the muting is very difficult. I searched a lot on YouTube for that, but I found nothing. What is the easiest way to mute the strings properly on a 5 string bass for a clear and crisp slap tone ?

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