My right hand technique is... weird?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Suckbird, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    Is it stupid to rest your right only on your thumb?
    Cant really explain but when i want more speed and
    accuracy then i move my hand from lying flat over the
    pickup to "stand up".. it looks pretty stupid like i only
    have 4fingers or something.

    Is there anyone more who plays like this?

    And is there any disadvantages?
  2. What you're describing sounds pretty normal to me...
  3. I usually rest my thumb on bridge pickup on Spector ns 2000
  4. My base position for regular playing is with my thumb resting on the side of the pick-up closest to the fretboard.
  5. Depends on what I want my bass to sound like, the closer to the neck I am the closer my palm stays to the strings. When I'm playing below my second soapbar my hand is pretty much floating.