Hi everybody. I've just thought about looking on opinions or tips on an annoying technique problem I've had for a long time. As an example, I'm posting an audio clip and an image. Here is the audio file (a short excerpt of Mark King's "Mr. Pink" solo), and here's the way I play it: Notice the highlighted section (in red) those three notes are played with a double slap (not double thumping - just bouncing the thumb on the string) and then a pop. Since I got into the slap stuff many years ago I've been struggling with getting those kind of licks (double or triple thumb bouncing plus a pop) to sound clearly. I'm not talking about the popped note. I'm talking about the double thumb bouncing thing. I can't get the second thumb hit to sound clear the first time I try to play the riff because of the urge of playing the next pop. If I keep playing this thing it starts sounding right, but for a live performance you need it to sound well THE FIRST TIME you play it and it hardly happens. It pisses me a lot! Of course, the logical answer is "keep practicing", but I think maybe I'm missing something to take into account for playing this stuff, and that's what I'm looking for opinions about. Mark King plays this thing with old school slap style (no double thumping) and I like to play it like that also (besides, I'm not very proficient at DT). I don't know if I've worded my problem the right way. Hope you understand what I'm trying to say. Basically it's sort of a "nervousness" when playing this. Again, two or three fast thumb slaps are OK. Problem appears when I have to play a fast pop after them. Another example: If RHCP's "Higher Ground" was faster, I'd have exactly the same problem, for sure (Playing these kind of licks at a slow-moderately fast tempo is OK). For those of you who has the excellent "Slap It!" by Tony Oppenheim, check the last staff in page eight (This is a triple thumb bouncing. Same problem. Only the first hit and the pop are heard clearly for the first time). Thank you in advance for your input!