Hey guys, I'm relatively new to bass but have been playing and teaching jazz guitar for 25-30 years. I have a book out called "Sheets of Sound for Guitar" www.sheetsofsound.net...Sorryabout the plug but I just want folks to know I'm not a beginner. On guitar, when I want to play fingerstyle (no nails) I alternate thumb,index,thumb,middle, etc. I use free-strokes for this technique and I can play relatively fast. For example, I can play 8ths at 300 bpm on guitar using this technique. Anyway, I've been using a similar technique on the bass as opposed to strictly playing index,middle with rest strokes like most folks. At first, I thought the rest strokes made for a stronger groove but now that I've been playing around with the technique on bass for a while I think I'm getting just as good a feel. For example, playing jaco's groove from "Come-on Come over" or "Speak like a Child" feels really good with this technique. The other advantage is that I can use the heel of my right hand to mute the strings. Just wondering if anyone else plays like this without using rest strokes and using a pseudo-classical-guitar technique on bass?