I have just recently picked up the bass again and have started to notice one of my old frustrations that I'd like to work on. I did take formal lessons for a while but I believe that the guy who taught me was primarily a guitar player and didn't really know much about proper form. Anyway, on to my question. I have always noticed that I get some pretty bad rattling from my fingernails when playing. I've cut my nails as short as I can short of using an x-acto knife and just removing the entire nail. Does anyone have any tips on the proper way to pluck the strings? Also are there any good high quality videos on some basics like this so that I can get my form right? I really want to do this the right way but I just can't afford formal lessons from a reputable teacher right now. Thanks much!