Im just recently coming back to playing bass after a 5 year layoff of only playing guitar. Ive basically been able to jump right back in, however i seem to be having a strange problem. I cannot play fingerstyle without the fingernails of my right hand striking the strings at the same time as the pads of my fingers. This is of course affecting the tone, making it sound less like fingerstyle and more towards a pick tone. Now I have no problems with pick tone, but i want to be able to play classic fingerstyle tone also (when only the pads of your fingers pluck the string) like i used to. I have never had this problem years ago. My fingernails are already as short as I can possibly trim them. Im really scratching my head here. I wonder if my 5 year period of not playing has anything to do with it?