Making the simple change from plucking every note to using hammer-ons in your basslines can really affect the feel. There’s a distinctive “lilt” to using hammer-ons that gives grooves a funky, bubbling feel that can be applied to almost any playing situation. Check out our products: https://www.elixirstrings.com/products
In this short bass tutorial, Elixir Strings artist Derek Jones demonstrates the fundamentals of the approach, showing the difference in feels and the things to watch out for. Making the hammer-ons as loud as the plucked notes is key to a great b-line, so practice slow and accurate for the best results!
Elixir Bass Strings have been Derek’s go-tos for over 20 years. He loves the consistency of tone, their feel and, of course, the long tone life.