Originally Posted by Clef_de_fa
Hum maybe it is the way I keep my bass with a strap because it is pointing up so I can keep both hand quite straight. Think John Patitucci, Bunny Brunel and Alain Caron kind of position
add james brown era bootsy collins to the list.
i do the same. strap relatively high and bass vertical. its also quit comfortable and i can play with 100% proper technique
@muting: there are hundreds of bass players that neglect muting and their playing is bad! they mount their thumb on the pickup and play while all those low notes ring and create horrible mudd.
i realized my RH technique problems when i first played on a 5 (or 6?) string. but i realized the importance of muting when i first recorded myself. since then i dont tolerate a single ringing string!!!! the mix sounds so much clearer and better when there are no "i dont care for technique" guitards or bass players.
some people are naturals though and you wont hear a note ring that isnt suppose to. but rare