I have a Spartan MC1000 as a net bat and it pings beautifully. I knocked it in myself with a GN mallet and followed the advice I found on this forum.
I started with giving it two coats of oil, 48 hours in between and the second just prior to the first knocking session. I started with the edges, then the middle and toe. After the first session, tested it in the nets against old balls at slow speed. Gave it another knocking session (no oiling). Tested again in the nets with old balls followed by one last knocking in. By now the bat was starting to show some slight surface cracks. Taped up the edges, then added a GN face protective sheet and then took it to a few matches. She's become a team whore now.