Hello fellow bass players, I'll be half-silly first and say that the using middle finger is giving me problems I played piano as a boy and played guitar as a teenager. I have since become interested in playing bass and have been playing for a few months - listening to music, watching others play bass, and sometimes using books and sheet music (no tab!). I routinely play scales when practicing and play old country/rock when playing with a friend. I am considering lessons in the near future. I routinely find that Fingers #1, #3, and oddly enough #4 works well when playing but finger #2 doesn't seem to want to be in the action and is never there to land on a note unless i put a concious effort to do so. My only reasoning for this is from the habit of playing barre and power chords on the guitar when I was younger. Does anyone else have this problem where one finger just doesn't want to be involved? Does anyone have any suggestions? Happy Holidays!