His words...his technique. Premier Guitar-"Over all these years, you've steadfastly stuck to calling your revolutionary technique thumpin and pluckin'. Let's talk about why you like to make that distinction." Larry Graham "Well, it really is thumpin and pluckin'! You can give it another name, but it's still thumpin' and pluckin. When you hit the string with the side of your thumb, you're thumpin' it more than slapping it, and when you're poppin that G string, like I do on Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin), you're really pluckin it. Y'know, for people who aren't musicians, I can understand why they don't understand thatand they can call it anything they want, as long as they're referring to the same technique. I'm sure that in the future, some new names will get addedI've heard pop bass, and chopper bass, which is what some people call it in Japan. There's a whole list of names, depending on where you live, but when you see and hear it, it's all the same thing" Sho ya' right!