I like to plant my thumb on the edge of the pup or along the pick guard.
i grow my right hand nails fairly long for playing guitar so when i play bass with my fingers i get a awful fingernails soundass backwards to what is expected now. I don't think the vote is gonna be nearly as contentious as
Nothing wrong with that; thumbing is legit if just not en vogue anymore (F the haters). That was my only point... though I must say when I am short of a pick (i.e around the house just messin - can't be bothered to go get one) I will use my fingernail as a sub - to each his own.i grow my right hand nails fairly long for playing guitar so when i play bass with my fingers i get a awful fingernails sound
so i play bass with my thumb kinda like charlie christian playing guitar i imagine it's what fender had in mind with the early basses and it works great and sounds good
but sometimes i get bugged about it by 'real' bass players