Hi all, Bit of a strange question to do with jazz technique. My bass's bridge/string height is set for classical playing (maybe a bit lower, because when it was done - now a long time ago - my teacher was one of Rabbath's students and oversaw the whole thing), and I'm using Corelli TXs. I find the setup easy enough for jazz and I don't mind the sound - except for one component of it. I have a fairly strong right hand attack, fingers along the string, and letting the finger rest on the next string down as it comes through - 'rest strokes' I suppose you'd say. Problem is, there is a very loud, very percussive thud sounding when my finger comes through to the next string. The thud is louder than the note itself when I'm using a piezo and amp, and this is probably the biggest practical problem. Most of my favourite players have some 'thud' in their sound, but this is too overpowering, especially playing amplified. I can reduce the thud by plucking away from the fingerboard, rather than across it. But this sounds thin and weak - there is no definition. I can also reduce it by easing my attack. But this is just not loud enough and I don't get that lovely growl or 'mwah' from the strings. Now, I'm wondering if perhaps someone might be able to offer a suggestion. Do I need to lower the strings? Do I need higher output strings (I have a set of D'Addario Heliocore Hybrids sitting around)? Is my right hand technique all wrong? Perhaps I need to have a new setup with the right strings for a softer attack.