All- I've gone between fingering and using a pick over the years. My issue is something that I've struggled with for years. When I use my fingers for plucking, anytime I start to play with any aggression what so ever, I get this slap type sound. I can pluck lightly, but when the pace picks up and it's an aggressive song, and I get into it, I get that sound. I'm not sure if it's a product of my fingers being so long and not really tappered on the ends, or what. Unless I play very lightly, I get this. So I typically resort to a pick a lot, but don't want to. Not sure how to fix this. I guess if I were in an original band, it probably would not be an issue, as this could be my "trademark" sound cause it just feels so natural for me, but I play in a cover band. Any of you out there ever deal with this issue? Again, sounds very much like just this side of slap (without the pop). I've tried a couple of things, but nothing seems to work. So either I fix this some how or just keep using a pick on harder songs and using my fingers on lighter songs. Occasionally, my just short of slap tone from fingering sounds good on some songs, but on others, it sounds "plunky". Again, help!