I like to slap the plank sometimes but I have a hard time making the bass sound as full and meaty. When I play with my fingers I tend to pull pretty hard - probably 'cause I'm an upright player first. It even seems like my overall volume goes down when I go to a slap position. I guess I have to learn how to play with a lighter touch or is there a way to use some type of pedal to even out my volume and tone differences. I've heard most people get louder with slapping than finger-style. I seem to be the opposite. I don't think it's my gear. I've got a Lakland bass going to an Acoustic Image head to either a Euphonic Audio 112 or an Epifani 110. I normally just plug straight into my amp but I decided to order a Boss ME50B multi-effect unit to see what it could do with compression and some other effects to have some options. Any advice?