Hey guys/gals, figured I'd consult the collective wisdom. I'm thinking of purchasing a MM SR5 with either the HH or HS pickups. I like the original receipe, but extra spicy is nice once in awhile. My question is about using a convensional/modern slap style (ala marcus or victor) on the dual pickup musicman basses. I don't slap well at all right now, but I can fake it ok. I'm working through this technique in some of my lessons, but it will take me awhile to really own it. I'm very dependant on muscle memory, and I just haven't invested a ton of time into it yet. Anyway, it's on my wish list at some point. That being said, my current skill level limits my ability to put the suspect bass through its paces for this type of techniqe. What do you think, go or no-go for slap on a dual pickup musicman? A test run earlier in the week shows that it shouldn't be a big deal with just thumb/pop stuff. However.... What about advanced techniques like double-thumb, double-pop? Hrmm.. pickup in the way. Could be a mixed blessing though, could keep too much of my fingers getting under the string, sorta like a ramp? I don't know, guess I should try them out some more. Thoughts? Why a SR5, you ask? Because I want to give 34" scale and narrow(er) string spacing a shot. So far it feels great for the left hand, but the right hand isn't sure what to do yet Besides, I have always loved the SR tone.