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Going to town on the flat 5 on this lick, I start on the low G on the E string, sliding into it from an F#. Then an upstroke -thump on the Db, straight to a pluck on the G on the D string. Next back to the C#, with a quick slide from C natural to Db to a pluck on the G again.

Ending the groove is a chord (G-Db-G) on the A, D, G string (frets 10-11-12). I do two hits, and when playing chords on bass, I use three of my fingernails (index, middle, ring) held together to strike or drag across the 3 strings. The result is a dark, but groovin' line.