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Old 01-10-2014, 02:46 AM   #1
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Any tips on where to put a pick when going from picking to slapping and popping?

Like the title says, where do you put the pick if you want to go from a picking section to a slap section? More specifically, going from picking->slap->back to picking. I know on guitar an easy work for tapping is to tap with your middle finger, is there any trick like that for bass and slapping?
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:15 AM   #3
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i somehow manage to put my pick on my pinky or ring finger freeing up my thumb and first two digits

but mouth is the go to place
or throw it at the crowd if you dontlike your pick(do not try with heavy picks)
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I just keep holding it in my hand with my ring finger.
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I put it between my middle and ring fingers at the knuckle. I really can't explain how I do it lol
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:01 AM   #7
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Hold it between the sides of the tips of your ring and little fingers. With practice, you can comfortably swap to fingerstyle, slapping, and tapping techniques, and back to picking, with little issue.
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:34 AM   #8
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Between my teeth in my mouth. Yeah, not the most sanitary method, but works.
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:44 AM   #9
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either as anarkee said, or i curl on of my fingers around it depending on whether i'm slapping or just straight finger style
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Old 01-10-2014, 02:57 PM   #10
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If it's really an issue, buy double sided tape, buy a shedload of cheap plectrums, and stick them to the back of your headstock.

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Old 01-10-2014, 05:57 PM   #11
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I don't often use a pick but when I do I plop it in my mouth if I have to use it again during the same song. Or I throw them on my pedal board and pick them up later.

Have you considered getting a pick holder with a Velcro or some other kind of adhesive and putting on your bass someplace like the back of the headstock or down by the volume/tone knobs.

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