#1
Alright, I'm still pretty knew to the guitar and bass world, starting bass in february and guitar in December.

Anyways in a tab that I've been looking at (Red Hot Chilli Pepper's song By the Way) it has some notes with x's on them. I don't know what these means, expect that you are probably supposed to slap them...

So could someone enlighten me?
-Roy

My Gear
Fender 60th Anniversary Standard Stratocaster
Washburn Lyon (LCT24)
Silvertone Revolver Bass
Ibanez IJV50 Acoustic
Fender CD160E-12
Guild Starfire IV
Some cruddy classical that my parents bought off ebay for like 40 bucks.
#2
just mute the note

easiest way is to take the pressure off the string and fret and it will make a kind of precussive sound
#3
most guys i've played with will mute all of the strings on the neck and slap them all with their right hand
whatev