Me again. Ok, I know how to pop, but I just can't get the "Flea-esque" popping sound, I get a metallic 'ting' sounding noise. Any help would be appreciated greatly. Also, is there any song I should try to speed up my slap/pop repetitions. Thanks in advance.
Bass is like a woman, would you wanna touch your woman with a piece of plastic? I think not. ;)
If you have two pickups, turn them both on. That'll help round out the sound. Turning the mids way down will also help. You can get a good sound without doing either, but not necessarily the one you want at the moment. Neither of these will help you cut through a band. Bringing the mids back up will help you cut through, but at the expense of the "sucked mids" tone. Luckily, the tone isn't nearly as important in a group.