Would really appreciate any comments on peoples experience of learning the slap technique. Im using Superior's Dirty Gut strings - the middle set. Ive got some golden slaps but whilst I love the pizz sound, couldnt get anywhere with them with slap as a beginner. I find a simple I - V type rhythm easy, and dont have any trouble with the rhythms themselves, having done a fair amount of both elec bass playing and drumming. The probs I am experiencing are: The transition between the slap on the board, where the hand is open, and curving the fingers enough to get some traction on the strings, especially as soon as any speed is required. I understand that pulling the strings more to the near side, gives more thump and less click, and on the low strings, that is pretty easy to achieve, but on the G string, it seems an entirely different angle is needed, because that directinon causes the string to miss the boiard completely. The G is also where I have maximum trouble getting traction on the string, and if I do get it, the "snap" on the board has a totally different sound to that of the low strings. I have constantly messed with string heights, and even knocked the bridge to one side a little, which seemed to make an improvement in the placement. I know its just practice practice practice, and Im not whining (much) but I always appreciate nuggets of peoples experience here.