Is it better to slap on open strings or on a closed note? Like an E is it better just to play open E or E on the B string. In my opinion open E sounds better because the closed E sounds really muddy. Could this be because I have the bass up to high? I also was wondering how the bass player from Faith No More gets the E's he slaps so clean. Usually after I mute the string to stop the note it rings. What do u do? Any advice is helpful. Thanks. Laura.