I have a question... maybe two even. Where does everyone put the thumb of their right hand when they play? I put it on the neck pickup. It's the most comfortable for me, but I was wondering if there were any other methods that people used and to find out if they found any advantages to doing it that way. Also, how do you normally shape your fingers on the right hand. Mine are more curved; like a claw (but when I played the upright it was more strait). I've been playing bass for over twelve years now. I took lessons in highschool, but that was on the upright bass. So I've never taken a lesson on the electric and I've finally decided to work on my technique... hehe. I'm just curious about what other out there are doing.