#1
I just got into bass a few weeks ago, and i notice sometimes when im playing the the low E string makes a slapping kind of noise some times. especially when i have the string tuned lower, like C#. Is this just normal, or am i doing something wrong?

you can here what im talking about:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWgvgblQeUU
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#2
It is normal.
When the string isn't tense enough, it gest a bit floppy and makes fret buzz noise.
Get a new pack of sttrings with higher guage to avoid it (if you play in C# all the time).
Sometimes, the neck being a bit curved can make this happen, but it's not really common.
#3
You could also be hitting too hard (Steve Harris does that intentionally as part of his tone), if it bothers you too much you could use a higher action (string height) or strings of a higher gauge.
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#4
Fret slap is annoying as hell, but it is a fact of life with the electric bass. The only total cures are to raise the action to ridiculous heights, or to use a fretless bass. The good news is that it rarely comes through the amp, so once you learn to put it out of your mind, all will be well.
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