As a young lad I read Rufus Reid's "The Evolving Bassist". One important technique he stressed is that players should use as much of the "meat" of the side of the plucking fingers as possible vs just the tips. For control, volume, and tone. And he said this was important for electric bass as well as double bass. So forever I play mostly with the meat. And switch to tips when it makes sense ( or when I would otherwise butcher a fast riff by tyring to "use the meat" ). So how many of you guys and gals like meat vs tips?