I've noticed a couple of threads regarding string skipping technique and I started thinking.....a lot of times I use my thumb and index finger rather than my normal index and middle finger. I don't slap with my thumb, I strum with it and pluck with the index finger. I found that this is helpful especialy if I want to palm mute while plucking. Is what I am doing just rediculous??? I am far from being a technicaly sound player, but I am not new to bass either. I just want to know if anyone else does this or am I the only idiot????