Hey, i currently own an epiphone explorer bass and i have a few problems with it. The first one is i find it hard to play whilst standing up (especialy with slapping), if i let go of the bass while im standing up it will just drop horrizontaly making it realy hard to reach the top frets, so the only way my bass is playable whilst standing up is to rest/push my right arm down on the top of the body. This isnt realy that much of a problem untill i start to play slap where i can't rest my arm on the top of the body so i am forced to hold the bass up by my fretting hand, this can get realy hard when i am changing frets fast. My second problem isnt that important, this is to do with slapping. One of my pick ups is right at the bottom of the neck (take a look ) and anyway this certain pick up makes it harder to play slap because its hard getting your finger under the string to pop (especialy when playing fast.) If i could i would probably buy a new bass, but im only 15 so money is a big issue for me and i realy like my bass just at times it can be a pain in the neck. So is there any advice you guys could give?