I've been looking everywhere for the past 2 days for the terms of these two awesome electric bass techniques and couldn't find 'em.

I want to know their technical or common names..

  1. When you slide your finger up then down fast, and make a roaring, 'growling' sound.

  2. I don't exactly know what is done but it creates a boom-like sound. Another Example.

  • side note - check out these Cliff Burton songs: The Call of Ktulu, Anesthesia, Seek and Destroy. They have some great examples of making a bass scream like a bloody tiger Dec 5, 2011 at 17:16

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The technical term is glissando or gliss slide. Whether you're going up or down or both, basically it's a long slide.


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