Here's my problem (one of many). After switching to a 5-string, I find my right hand technique is at odds with the instrument...this brings me to question my right-hand technique. I only do finger style, and tend to rest my thumb on the string above the one I'm plucking. I played a Sterling for a long time, so I'm also used to resting my thumb on thin air while playing on E (no pickup in the usual place). I damp the high strings with my left hand no problem. Problem on a 5 is when I go to play the D and G, my thumb moves to the A string, the E is damped, but the B rings. My thumb is sitting at about a 45 degree angle relative to the body...cocking it to try and lay across the E and B results in an uncomfortable situation for my plucking fingers. So how does everyone else deal with this...ie what is your right hand technique for finger stlye. I've played around with using my right hand like I would on a guitar, laying my palm across the string. I could probalby get used to it, but I've "grown up" seeing the typical thumb on the string, hand extended, wrist cocked position used by many other bassists. So I either figure out how to deal, ignore the ringing B, or go back to 4-string. Thoughts?