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  • adj. when bass strings are slapped rather plucked individually.
  • n. a faulty landing, whereby the skier rotates backwards around the knee-joint and hits the snow of the landing slope with their back and head, before rising off the snow back into position with their skis underneath them.


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  • People in the public believe that this collective-bargaining bill was a Republican overreach, and now you're going to see a sort of slap-back reaction.

    Ohio GOP may invite backlash with tough stance on unions

  • Is this a slap-back at the Obama administration and the Democratic controlled House of Representatives and Senate?

    Why so many Democratic losses?

  • It was clear that the two candidates decided not to replay their South Carolina squabble or duplicate the cross-talking Romney-McCain slap-back from the previous night's GOP debate.

    Tom Alderman: The Blitzer Blitz -- The Real TV Debate

  • Are you opening yourself for a definitive slap-back?

    Evidence is mounting against Harris

  • And if the litigation effort is premised on a lousy patent, people should have a place to turn to slap-back an over-zealous patentee.

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  • It's actually quite tasty sounding, especially good for doing that "John Lennon" type slap-back on vocals.

    Oil-Can Delays from the 1960s

  • Try duplicating a track (highlight it and choose Duplicate Track from the Track menu) and moving its contents just a bit ahead of the original track, for a quick slap-back echo effect.


  • The sparse production with minimal instrumentation and the heavy use of slap-back echo are also nods to the glam rock sound of early-'70s Bowie and T.

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  • In "Madison," he sings: "Down in a dive in New Orleans / a tiptoe slap-back whispers to me / 'Love isn't cheap and love isn't free / but I'll tell you what, kid, you can buy it from me.'"

    LA Weekly | Complete Issue

  • Lemons features a healthy wealth of contrasts: prog space echoes vs. a glassy Stax Records guitar scratch; reverent pianos and brittle claps; slurred bass and deflating pads; arterial percussion vying against pixelated synths; slap-back bass making way for a spaceship's passing over. Site Feed


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