First off, I've been playing bass for over three years. However, I've generally played only using a pic. These last few months I've been expanding my horizons and decided it was time to put the pic down and play solely with my hands. My bass has four strings, and P-style and J-style pick ups. I use the floating thumb technique. But I'm unsure if the position of my pinky is well. If my thumb is on the pick-up and I'm playing on the E string, I keep my picky floating off the bass itself. But when I go to play the A string, I tend to keep my thumb on the pick-up and move my pinky to the E string so that I can play A clearly and keep E muted. If I want to play the D string, I move my thumb to E and my pinky to A. And finally, when I want to play G, I move my thumb to A and my pinky to D. If I've got to drop to A, D, or G for a few notes, I keep my thumb on the pick-up and then place the pinky on E. Soundwise, there are no problems. The thumb keeps my hand able to move and my pinky keeps the string it's on dead. There is no pain in my hand or wrist, only in my forearm at times but that's because of my low dexterity. Is there a problem with my position? Will it become a detriment to my ability to play? Please comment on my situation.