I saw a youtube video of an SVT demo today and looked through the comments. There was the average amount of people commenting things like: "Thank you for actually playing riffs instead of slap..." (direct quote) and that made me wonder. I've seen quite frequently that many people (especially other bass players) will complain about that technique and how it doesn't sound musical, or how it's just flashy and useless. So I started to wonder. How many people actually know how to play slap properly and consistently. Is it just that many people don't like it and therefore don't care to learn it, or do most bassist actually know how to slap, they just prefer to play other ways. I personally learned finger, pick and slap all at the same time and pretty evenly too. I'm not asking for your opinion about slap and don't want to make this a discussion about that either. Meaning, beyond what you personally think about this technique, how proficient are you at it?