I appreciate everyone’s input on this but especially guitarists… DISCLAIMER: I don’t slap but I also don’t have anything against it aside from I prefer others not to do it on my equipment. My band has three guitarists and over a period of the past couple of years they’ve been curious about my bass’s or equipment so, during rehearsal sessions I have entertained the inquiries and offered my bass on separate occasions for them to check it out. It occurred to me that E V E R Y three times of doing this, they automatically make a novice attempt at slapping my bass. It got me wondering, what the hell goes through guitarists minds that they automatically want to and think that slapping is the way to play? Any theories, hypothesis or proof experiments out there?