I starting playing bass about 2 years ago, and I never had a teacher that told me the right technique, or any technique for that matter. To explain my current "technique": I don't palm it, but the the part of my hand just under the fingers touch the fingerboard, and my thumb is between index and middle finger, but at a bent angle. However, this technique does keep my wrist straight. I mostly learn from Scott's Bass Lessons, and have been trying to practice the technique that he recommends. However, it is extremely awkward, and it requires bending the wrist at a 90 degree angle. This is the most common of techniques, but I heard that bending your wrist at such an angle can cause carpal tunnel. So I'm wondering if my current technique is a good one, or do I have to switch to the traditional wrist bending one.