as someone about to pick up the 8-string super-contrabass (or is that sub-contrabass?), I was wondering a few things. I've heard that it takes a bit of practice getting used to the highest strings, both in terms of reproducing them with the same authority as the regular strings and simply hearing them as bass. I was wondering how much time it took some of you to make those adjustments. also, and this is mostly why I'm posting, how far down can you slap and still get clarity or definition in the notes?