I've been more aware of my muting recently since I've been playing outside of my band context. I'm trying to be more aware of my note releases, as well as harmonic nodes that ring sympathetically on all strings based on my plucking hand position or my fretting hand position. One technique that I've always used is a "bar" technique with my index finger on my fretting hand, but this causes harmonics. I've been trying to utilize it a little better but I'm running into another issue where I'm getting finger pain from the stretch because I'm trying to flatten out my fingers and spread them in a weird way. I'm watching this video from Archspire: This is essentially how I've always played (except he uses movable anchor, and he's like, WAY better) - but now I'm trying to do muting gymnastics to keep everything from ringing (I've updated my plucking hand technique to rest my pinky knuckles on the lower strings to eliminate sympathetic harmonics on the lower strings - this in addition to floating thumb, which I learned a decade ago) and I'm trying to be more proactive with my fretting hand in terms of muting. But it seems that in this video, this player doesn't have any of the problems I'm running into - he plays in what I would call a "normal" fashion, using standard muting practices, and, well it's successful. Meanwhile, I use standard muting practices, and while I don't have egregiously ringing strings like I'm strumming a guitar, there's just a lot of extra harmonic noise everywhere. (This might not necessarily be a bad thing from an instrument perspective, but I'd like it to be by choice.) How is he able to play normally and not get a lot of harmonic node noise and extra ringing noise? (I've found that muting is much harder when you're playing runs - I don't know how he's doing it without getting any sympathetic ringing.) Extended-range bassists out there - how much of a problem is this for you?