Hello, I just bought Rufus Reid/Michael Moore's video, and I noticed Michael Moore has a different approach than most of what Ive read/seen from other players. Rufus and other guys seem to stress arm weight, pulling the string, and playing close to the end of the fingerboard to get a nice, fat sound. I also think I read somewhere that Ron Carter wont let his beginning students use an amp so they will "pull" the sound out of the bass. Michael seems to use a lighter, "let the amp do the work" philosophy that EB players like Gary Willis and Jeff Berlin preach. I also noticed he plucks almost in between the neck block and end of the board, and his right hand "floats" instead of staying in a fixed position. This is probably subjective, and goes back to the "whatever works for you is the method to use" type thing. As a beginning DB player (I start my first lesson Monday with a classical player, so I imagine we will be doing more arco than pizz, which is great since I want to learn both) I wanted to know what method you all prefer and use, and what benefit there would be to using a lighter touch. It works great for me on EB when I play lighter and closer to the bridge, but not on DB when Im further away from the bridge and with a lighter touch. I find that if I play closer to the neck block, the strings are looser, and I cant play as easily compared to when Im at the end of the fingerboard. Plus, since I dont have a pickup/amp, (yet) I cant really get any sound out of my bass by playing with a lighter touch. Michaels' playing is fabulous, I really like the way he comps with chords/double stops when Rufus is soloing. Do any of you incorporate his technique in your playing, and if so, do you do it exclusively, or combine it with a more traditional-style technique?