There are tons of articles written about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and frankly, I find it scary that so many people seem to be developing it! Since more and more of us bass guitarists spend a great deal of time typing at the computer, I think a discussion is warranted. I've got some thoughts I've found that work well, being as though I've been on a computer at work for 10 years and have been playing bass guitar for 17 years, clarinet for 4-1/2 years before that, and have had no injuries resulting from playing bass. I therefore feel everybody can benefit from this discussion, especially me, since I'm probably wearing down something... Anyway, what I do is two-fold... Right hand: I never bend my wrist more than 30 degrees while playing. I've found that the muscles, which extend well into the forearm and join near the elbow, are more efficient when not bent. Left hand: I keep the neck of the bass high enough so that I don't have to bend my left wrist more than 20-30 degrees, I keep my left thumb in the MIDDLE of the neck; rarely, if ever do I allow my thumb to cross the top of the fretboard. By keeping an inch or so between the "V" of my thumb/forefinger on the left hand and the bottom of the neck, my hands move more efficiently. Please chime in with your thoughts. We can ALL benefit!!!