Some of this may be technique, but I find that when I play with my fingers, I get too much of a "impact" or slappy sound, that is much louder than the notes I'm actually playing. Of course, I can EQ some of the top end off, and this largely disappears, but so does the clarity of the notes I'm playing. Currently, I installed a thumbrest in the "newer traditional" place, to the area on the top (or left) of the pickups and slightly above. I find that when I finger pick here, the noise is louder, and when I move my hands down closer to the bridge/saddle that sound is more minimized. I've also noticed people mounting thumbrests just above the pickups. I find that position helps with the sound as well, and it's more comfortable to rest my hand there than higher up towards the neck - where the thumbrest is now. Anyway, I'm rambling now, but the most annoying thing is the "slappy" sound. I'm not really digging into the strings either, I think it's just where my fingers are hitting the area where the strings are probably at their loosest? Thoughts, complaints and criticisms welcomed.