I've read through a lot of the slap threads, but I'm curious what you think... I've recently committed myself to learning a little slap. I used to mess around a little and slap by bouncing my hand off the string. Sounded fine. After working on "Classical Thump" for a while, I watched a Victor Wooten video where he teaches a different technique where you slap THROUGH the string and let your thumb rest on the next string down. I've seen it discussed here plenty. My question is this: It's easier to bounce. Is it worth working on the new technique? It's a little harder, (possibly because it's a totally new thing for me) but I get a much clearer and bell-like slap if I just bounce instead of slapping through. However, I can see that if I really work at slapping through the string, it'll allow for double thumb technique. Even when my technique is fairly clean, I get a different tone from the two styles. How do you do it? Is bouncing actually a simpler yet less effective way of doing it? Does anyone use both techniques - alternating when each suits the piece?