I got this problem : i can do the popping technique (plucking) with my right hand's index and middle fingers very fast and accurately.(with my Marcus Miller 4 string Jazz.) I am planning to buy a 5 string bass as well. I tried Yamaha,Cort whatever i found. I only plucked well on Fender Jazz 5 strings. But fenders are too expensive over here.1850 US dollars. +the strings are too much apart from each other. i liked tha yamaha TRB 1005 and Cort A5 as price and comfortability. But i CAN NOT PLUCK FAST on them because my fingers CAN NOT rest anywhere and they CAN NOT bounce back from the pickguard. What should i buy (from where i live.) Is there anyone who shares the same experience ? Will i get used to these modern guitars without pickguard ? or Am i doing smth wrong as technique ? I am so confused as why this happens please help.