So, I play close to 50/50 pick/fingers. I sort of just started to really get back into playing after a several year hiatus and am having to relearn some things. I've always felt most comfortable fingering about right where a P pickup would be. Maybe a hair behind it. I don't play super hard but I've always liked playing pretty "loose" where my attack is more of a strike than a pluck, if that makes sense. It generally sounds great to me but on faster tempos it ends up sounding pretty muddy with so much clank, especially on the E string. I've noticed a lot of fingerstyle bassists I am into typically play very close to the bridge to get a really growly tone. I've never really been able to figure out the right balance of how to get it to work playing in this region. My tone just ends up sounding really dull and quiet. Am I not digging in hard enough? Should I be playing hard and tight or with a more loose attack? Are action or string tension factors in this? For the life of me I can't figure it out.