I'm working on revising/improving my right hand technique as per my teacher's suggestion. Before, I was holding my right hand more like a guitarist...more on a diagonal, and I tended to pluck the strings with all my fingers, not just my index and middle. I got used to it and I guess in a way, it worked for me. But whatever...I started taking lessons to make sure I'm not developing any bad habits, and I realized that it wastes a lot of energy to play that way. So now, I've raised the height of my bass slightly and I hold my hand more vertically and pluck the strings with my index and middle, the more traditional way. I'm feeling pretty comfortable with the idea of straightening out my right hand and plucking with only two fingers...I've worked up to speed and it's finally feeling right, whereas the old way now feels weird...so I guess that's a start! However, I'm still having a hard time finding a decent place for my hand to rest on the bass, and a proper angle for my elbow and wrist. I hope I'm explaining this in a way that makes sense...I can try to put up a video soon. Sometimes my right hand will start to cramp and it'll feel as if the circulation is being cut off. So obviously I'm missing something here. I'm planning to troubleshoot with my teacher at my next lesson, but in the meantime I wondered if anyone had any suggestions. I play a Peavey Cirrus, so it's built a little more like a guitar and the neck is 35" scale (doesn't bother me, I just roll my wrist...I love this thing!). I actually wonder if maybe I should lower the height of the bass again, as now it seems like my right arm is not at a good angle and it just doesn't quite feel natural. I've looked at photos of bass players who have similar basses and builds to me, but I realize everyone is different. I have long arms if that matters. But then again, I'm also skinny, female, and about 5 foot 5 (and a half!!!), so I dunno where that leaves me. Ideas/advice? Thanks guys!