Definition of slap bassist in US English:

slap bassist

noun

  • See slap bass

    • ‘Instead the slap bassist returns to his hard-core rockabilly and roots-rock days on this high-energy outing.’
    • ‘Sure, Wooten is good, but he's a slap bassist for one, and specializes in soloing pretty much.’
    • ‘He flows like a slap bassist, performing exhausting rudiments in too-tight spaces with little grace and even less rhythm.’
    • ‘You will see slap bassists, jazz bassists and six string bassists position high on the body somewhere between the waist and chest.’
    • ‘I have played with a lot of terrific upright slap bassists including many famous ones.’

Pronunciation

slap bassist

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