i seem to have fairly big issues with pulling the fundamental note, rather than the harmonic (as if i were thumbing the 12th) when I am playing open A D G, SORT OF on E...its about 50/50 as far as my chances of getting either version of the note. I thought it was simply due to weight and positioning but it seems even though I feel that my use of the bow (I play german btw) is progressing, this continues to plague me. I don't have an issue when I am "fretting" a note but I do when it's an open string, and maybe I experience it to a much lesser degree when I am playing on the first or 2nd position. Also when i am "fretting" the 5th position i sometimes have the same issue where it comes, or starts out, as a harmonic. and sometimes it will shift back and forth between the two and be very warbly (bounces back and forth very fast) Is this a common issue? I can't find anything on the nets referring to anyone struggling with this. unfortunately my bass teacher plays french..the shop that he teaches in: the guy that runs it (a luthier) spotted immediately that my neck is at too steep of an angle (the end of the fingerboard is closer to the body than it should be), because when the neck was redone it wasnt set right or something like that. so my bridge is like at least an inch shorter than i think is "standard/average".. is it possible that the afterlength of the string, being shorter, due to the neck issue, is causing my strings to exhibit this sort of issue??