Woooo, bet I get flamed.. I have a theory. Slap bass is just a gimmick. We never really hear it in modern songs [top 40]except for the odd 'pop'. In my opinion, its a thing of the seventies and early 80s that appears to have done its dash. Sure, it sounds good, but is this technique actually any good, or any use in your average band? Im interested to hear whether you guys write songs around a slap riff or where in music you use this technique. Should make for some intersting replies.