I got this bass as a present not too long ago, but I'm really not liking its tone and playability. First of all, I can't really get a decent slap tone out of it, this could also be due to my amp which is Ampeg, not the best funk amp out there. However, my ESP LTD plays just fine through the amp and gets an awesome tone. Any suggestions on getting a better tone out of the Ibanez? Seecondly, I really don't like the action on the bass, it is really difficult (IMO) to do any type of technical work on it like tapping and "lightning fast" runs for when the occasion calls for a bass solo. I've had it adjusted before but the action still seems way to high to do any decent technical things on it. For anyone who owns one, have you gotten the action lowered to the point where tapping becomes a breeze? Thirdly, in an earlier post I mentioned picking up a Spector. Now as you guys can tell I am into the new, modern, crisp clean tones, would it be a good idea to swap the Ibanez for the Spector? Thanks in advance for any posts and comments!