Hello, Michael and Steve. I'm a jazz double bassist who doubles occasionally on a Smith 6 string. I was originally trained as a classical guitarist, and have applied most of my classical guitar technique directly to the electric bass (but not to the double bass). As a classical guitarist, I found free strokes far more useful than rest strokes because of the need for multiple sustaining strings in the repertoire. As a result, I got far more proficient at free strokes than rest strokes, and I have carried this tendency over to the bass as well. I would like to improve my rest stroke playing, as I feel it's a bit clunky at the moment, and I'd like to be able to get a more percussive sound when the music calls for it. To this end, I was wondering if you could describe your right hand position and motion when playing rest strokes so that I might be able to modify what I'm doing somewhat in imitation of a proven technique. I'm also curious as to how much you both allow yourselves to "dig in" while playing rest strokes, and how you control the extraneous noise that results from hitting the next lowest string with the finger that just played. I find that with free strokes, I can dig in as hard as I want as long as I make sure to make the string vibrate parallel to the board, but I'm not quite sure how to accomplish this with rest strokes. Any light you can shed on this will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!