Hi All, I get a lot of fret noise playing fingerstyle - lotsa clicking & a bit of buzz - the more I dig in, the more I get. I'm gradually building up my chops, learning to play 60's/70's/80's rock, blues & motown with the odd pop song thrown in. I play a Yamaha 374RBX (professionally setup) fingerstyle using roundwounds. I like a little brightness & maybe a hint of dirt in the sound but definitely not distortion or what I call "mooing". I've tried dropping the top end (2.6k) right out on the amp EQ, using the neck pup only, and rolling the treble on the guitar back to zero. This hides the noise, but the tone's too muddy for my liking. If I don't dig in and turn up the amp, it gets too boomy for me and I lose all the definition. So, I reckon its time to turn my attention to my good old right hand technique (erm.........you know.) Any tips here? I currently have my thumb anchored on the (delightfully ergonomically contoured) neck pup and my fingers at about 30º off the bass body, which I've noticed causes me to push the strings down onto he frets. So my question is: Do I A: Move my hand to hold my fingers at 90º to the bass body thus stopping the fret clicks; or B: Keep them at about 30º and learn to play differently (how?) to stop the clicking; or c: Something else? I feel like I'm cheating if I use a pick but this does reduce the clicking but I really only want to use a pick when the song calls for it.