As I work through various pieces of music, I become more and more aware of extraneous notes. Since I've spent most of my time playing bass, this was never a problem before. I'm hearing, what I believe to be, sympathetic vibations and other unwanted strings vibrations.
My Gitane D-500, with a greatly raised Dupont bridge, is quite loud. I've read that having the back of your right-hand fingers grazing the strings is desireable. Is this for damping reasons, or just for position? Does anyone use the base of your thumb for similar reasons? Any comments on this are welcome.