Assuming that you don't playing with your thumbs like some people do... Anyhow, I'm curious as to whether a lot of you keep your thumbs perched on the pickups/ramp/thumbrest all the time or if you move up and down and use the string above the one you're playing on. Now as a bassist of less than 2 years, and I play in a modern hard rock band which isn't the most complicated bass style, even though I do what I can to make them sound nice. When I play fingerstyle I always tend to keep my thumb on the pickup the entire time and just reach farther. It hasn't seemed to slow me down at all but like I said,t he stuff I play in my band isn't that hard. I also use a pick 3/4 of the time anyways. But I would eventually like to progress and learn some other styles like Jazz eventually and I'm trying to train myself the best way possible rather than try and change it later.