Preface: Im right handed, and use a P bass special primarily So I was goofing off the other day playing Cant Stop by the RHCP. I normally dont much listen to them, but they are playing in the area soon, so I hear that song a lot in the radio ads for their concert. So I start playing the slap verse part, and I play it on ADG strings. When slapping anything on ADG, I normally mute the E with my left thumb reaching over the top of the neck. My buddy took notice and said he normally mutes with his right palm, to sort of rest on the E string. What do you guys normally do in that situation? Just curious because I never studied much technique, and I basically just learn a song by lots of practice. Is one method more popular or "right"? I find doing it the way I do, allows me to pull my right hand further away from the bass and strike it more firmly for more thump. Plus muting with my left thumb allows me to cover up some slap inaccuracy of my right thumb. Plus since my hands arent the biggest, I feel like I started wrapping my thumb around the top of the neck because it made it easier for the rest of my fingers to fret the D and G strings. And thus the left thumb muting came naturally with it. However I do also remember another friend of mine who plays guitar, trying to get out of the habit of thumb wrapping. He said he felt like he was cheating on chords when he did it. *shrugs* Thoughts? Im just curious is all.