Hi From my research so far, it seems most people use a laminate bass for playing slap. I am somewhat leaning towards a hybrid bass for my impending purchase, as I want to use it for other music too, where I feel a laminate bass will be too harmonically "flat." So my question - I want to play slap, but won't be standing on the bass or throwing it around in any extreme way. Is there any reason NOT to use a hybrid for slap, other than robustness? Surely many of those early rock n roll players were using carved basses? All opinions greatly received!