I've always had an aggressive plucking technique, and a clanky fret board. I setup my bass last night and eliminated some of the clank but it still remains when I get excited during energetic bass lines. I figure it probably won't be noticed through the amp anyway since the parts I tend to play aggressively are loud rockin parts. Anyway just as an experiment I tried plucking over the bridge pickup of my Fender J bass, I solo'd the neck pickup and surprisingly got a bright yet warm sound out of it. I also found it easier to play accurately although it did tire my fingers quicker. I rolled the tone knob down to zero and jammed stranglehold for as long as my fingers could take it. I know my setup is not complete and my technique needs some work since I get clanking when playing over the neck pickup but I'm kind of digging the sound I'm getting over the bridge pickup. Anybody else prefer to pluck over the bridge pickup, any suggestions for best tone or technique. I expected it to sound too twangy but I quite like it.