Watch the Everyday Funk online guitar lesson by Stu Hamm from Essentials: Funk Bass Grooves
Feel free to experiment on your own, using what I show here as a guide. For instance, I show you how the tone is changed depending on where you play it with your fingers. I choose to play it up by the neck pickup, but for YOU the way to go might be to play it in a different position. Take you time to get the "ghost notes" to sound properly, we'll be using that techinque quite a bit as we continue.