I saw a YouTube video posted by Coco's Basement showing Marcus Miller giving a lesson & "transcription" on Teen Town & double thumping. (No actual transcription). The first half of the short video MM explains he shuts off his onboard preamp for finger plucking, & he demonstrates double thumping technique. Later he explains the original of slapping Teen Town instead of plucking. I can't post a link, but it's easy enough a video to find One point of his I don't get. In the context of double thumping & striking rheough the note; Miller stipulates that 1) the action cannot be set too high; 2) & to make sure the bass has sufficient "resistance" here (while pointing at the base of the neck around the G strung where he thumps. It's the later part that cinfuses me. Is he equating "bass resistance" with string gauge & tension? Is he warning not to go with too light a gauge of string, say 60 & 40 for the D & & strings respectively? (I use Hibeams 100-40 myself, but I must confess, building up speed double thumping is a slow process!) If that's so, he formerly used Fatbeams D string 65 gauge, G string 45 gauge, but his A string was a pretty flabby 80 gauge--& he did some double thumping on his A string as well. So what might he be saying about "bass resistance"