Hi everyone, I've been playing for about 1.5 years and really like it. I started on a new LTD vintage 214 (PJ) then sold it and bought a used Cort A5 (5-str neck through). I did a lot if setup work on the A5 and it plays really nice now (no more fret buzz) but for the life of me I can't make it slap... (pop no pb ) I replaced the strings and noticed improvements in sound consistency, nicer sound, better tension (went with slightly lighter gauge) but still no good slap. I tried different action heights (2.5 to 3.5mm) didn't seem to make a big difference. Last time I was at GC I grabbed any bass with a stupid bad setup and it would slap super easy... kind of frustrating :-/ So now I'm thinking of adding a 4 stringer with bolt-on neck and I'm hesitating between the following models. Any recommendations? - Ibanez SR700 used like new - CL (local) $400 Not a big fan if the "yellow wood" finish (too close to what I already have) but it looks like a lot if bass fir the price. Note: I really like Ibanez necks. - Yamaha RBX760A used - online $300 I love the finish in these basses and heard only good things about Yamaha. Plus that's currently my cheapest option. No way to try before buy. - Sire M3 new - $450+ Ideally I'd be tempted by the V7 but it's out of budget. The M3 looks so gorgeous (blue or red) I could be tempted but budget wise it's quite a stretch. Is it worth it? Thanks for any comments!