I recently seriously changed my technique and it helped me out a lot!!! so much that I feel like a different bass player. I used to play softly for everything, but I would have problems driving songs and being tight. Now I play hard, and I now play tight and drive songs. I don't play this way all the time. I am also very dynamic but in general I play hard. So how hard do you play? I am speaking of right(plucking) technique only.