Got a new Warwick corvette passive in swamp ash and it sounds so sick. But when it comes to playing slap, I pretty much attack the bass, especially with pops. Theres the problem, whenever I pop on this new vette it ends up scratching the life out of the wood underneath the string, so after having it for a week its already got its fair collection of scrathes, but only beneath the strings. My technique isn't half bad like, I'm pretty good at slapping and popping, but im thinkin maybe I should try and change the pop so that I only just about clip the string without touching the wood, but that way is incrediably hard to get fast and fluid. Or am i just being a fruit, **** the scatches its all about how it sounds? I know that, but like it is a bit dampining seeing this enw bass covered in scratches. Any help?