do you people with more playing experiance look down upon this? i went to a concert tonight to see two "psychobilly" bands, and they both were slappin the uprights. it was funny though, because the first bands bass was in the shape of a coffin. has anyone seen these before? im sure it was custom made. it just looked humorous because the scroll was a black cross. it was funny. but the second band the bassist played a "normal" bass, but during his set, he stood on the side of his bass! i know that this is something not too be done, but i just found it amazing that the bass could hold a grown man. it was very interesting. now as for the whole slapping idea, how does it work? do you pull the string so that it slaps back down on the fingerboard, or do you just slap the strings into the finger board?