A few months ago, I purchased a Martin ALternative X bass. I really dig the way it feels and sounds, but it is not an inspired slapper. I have adjusted the neck to dial in a little more relief, and it seemed to help a little, but it just dosen't pop well on the D and G strings. I am planning to replace the medium gauge DR Sunbeams that are on it now for a set of DR Nickel Low-Riders, but I don't know how much of a difference that will make. My question is: Is it even possible to set up an acoustic bass for slapping? I have played a few ABG's that were fantastic slappers, but I don't know if that is a product of some manufacturing practices or materials, or if it is a quality that can be brought out in basses that weren't "born with it". Please help. Thanks.