I've been trying to slap / pop for about a year - I've come to the conclusion that my Westfield P-Bass is at fault, not just me being terrible at it! Anyway - I'm buying a new Fender Jazz Bass this week (see previous post). I'm convinced it's the right one for me, at least for the time being. I just wondered what advice / techniques you could give on slapping / popping... I think I'm doing it right (from the lessons I've read on the 'net), but any help would be appreciated as I don't have any friends / associates that can slap on a bass. Suppose I'm really looking for confirmation that the bass I currently have is no good for what I'm trying to do P.S. I'm considering taking up lessons some time soon - but I'm not convinced that the local teachers would be able to help me advance in the world of slapping etc.