Action: How low is too low?
So I've tried to get more into slapping and popping lately, having joined the cult of wooten. I've never really adjusted the action on my bass, having taken the default setting as the manufacturer's "optimal" position.
That said, I feel like I may be struggling too much to get a solid slap or pop tone and I don't feel like it's stemming from my technique. It just seems like I have to press the strings down too much or pop excessively.
So I'd like to ask: when it comes to setting action, especially for slap bass, what are some guidelines to follow for overall height? I'd hate to straitjacket myself by making slapping easy but causing fret buzz lower down on the neck.