Hello guyz, sorry for the silly post. I'm a big Marcus Miller fan, and I'm actually playing an older '69 Jazz bass (it's not mine, though!). The sound I'm getting from it is really close to the Miller's one, but with a little less punch (alder body, no active electronics, all original bridge). However I did notice that the double thumb is a lot easier with the Jazz bass... I've played/owned a lot of different basses, but it seems that the distance between body top/fingerboard is perfect to slap the strings with my thumb. Sure, I'm still stuck in learning, but I'm positive about it! I wanted to know if is there anyone who did think the same about the Fender Jazz... am I strange/unique? I also wanted to know if I should use my thumb like a pick OR the string must smack on the frets in the usual way... it seems that the plucking is more "orizzontal" than "vertical" (i.e. from frets towards the string). I'm really understanding that the old Jazz bass have a lot more to say in this world of active electronics and neck-thru $5,000.00 basses... Thanx!