I currenlty play a 5 string BTB Ibz for music that mostly consists of rock, alternative, jazz, latin, and some hip hop. I recently got into the whole funk movement and want to learn to slap and pop. I got Flea's DVD, Victor Wooten, Ed Friedland's instructional etc. and noticed that they were all using 4 string guitars for funk. My question to all you guru's out there who have been doing this for longer than I've been alive is, "what are some of the basses that you guys would recommend to play funk on???". I'm not looking for something too expensive or custom. I want something that I can walk into guitar center or Sam Ash and purchase. I've been looking at the Bongo, Aerodyne, and some Schecters but am still quite confused. Any and all help will be most appreciated. Thanks a million.