Interesting: We played a particularly long set last night - things were really rockin and we just got going and kept going. Tempos were VERY insane and I was barely hanging on by the end of it. My right wrist was really feeling it and getting very fatigued. Without even thinking about it, just to relieve some of the stress on the right wrist and try to tap into some fresh muscles, I started shifting my bass to the left. Wonky technique, sure, but it was one of those simply-have-to-try-something-else-asap times. So, as a temporariyl muscle relief thing as crazy-fast tempos - I guess that's one way to do it. Also, the leftward lean mimics the toy-bass position and gets your fingers closer to being purpendicular to the strings. This makes it easier to alternate first and second fingers and thus go ..FASTER. woo. Sidenote - Scott Lee's book, Playing The Body - Playing The Bass has some [email protected] warmup excercises for fast playing. I have been referring a lot to them as I dig into this craze-o uptempo stuff and I would really recommend them. He's intot eh effortless mastery thing a bit and his excercises deal with training your fingers/body to play with the least amount of effort, to move economically and get the most boom for your shekels... Definitely a great book is anyone is interested. Might have to get them directly from Scott though, as I haven't seen them around too many places..