My pizz on doublebass has been just carryover from the electric bass...alternating first and second fingers throughout, with the only disruption being the rake. I learned to do that from a Bunny Brunel book I checked out from my local library that was my "teacher". But I just recently snagged the Rufus Reid DVD (and book), and I see that Rufus uses his index finger almost exclusively...bringing in the second finger only where required. The rake option is still used though. I was experimenting with it last night trying to get a better pizz sound (what I'm doing now is not very good sounding to me), and with the index finger wrapped around the string like Rufus does it sounds a lot beefier than what I was doing before...plus I'm going more across the string rather than down on it like I do with my "electric bass" hack pizz and so I don't get so much rattle it's a lot cleaner sound too. I like it a lot, but I'm having a hard time breaking old habits and so gotta work slow right now. Is this the standard jazz pizz technique to play it the way I'm describing Rufus doing it? Does anyone bother to do the alternating finger thing on the double bass? Man I hear some of you guys complain about 230 bpm tempos but never caught on...are you trying to play quarter notes at that speed pulling the string with just your index finger?!?