Hey all, I've recently started slapping, following closely with "The Slap Bass Program" DVD, trying to take my time with it. It has been somewhat discouraging though that I seem to get some killer fret buzz on frets 5 through 9. When I slap on frets 1-4 I sound alright, and when I move up the neck higher than fret 10 the buzz goes away. Is this common? Is there some minor technique adjustment that needs to take place on this portion of the neck (I realize you don't have to slap/pluck as hard when you're in the lower register to get the strings to hit the fingerboard as you do in the higher registers, so am I just missing the "middle ground" necessary for these middle frets)? Im really trying to avoid having to pay for a setup if I don't have to, but if its unavoidable I will. I have played other basses in the shop and it doesn't seem to be much of an issue, then when I get home theres a very useful chunk of the neck that doesn't really sound great to me. Any thoughts? I really would like to avoid paying for a setup, I just got one two months ago.