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#1
Who are some really good, even technical bassists who use a pick?

I can only think of Jason Newstead and Tom Araya (okay, maybe not technically proficient, but whatever)
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stefan lessard
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#4
Phil lynott was fairly good
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#5
Justin Chancelour

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Was going to include this in OP but was in rush
#12
ahh right, i got told by a friend of mine that he does, holy hell, his fingers must be incredible to get to those speeds.

thought of some more, duff mckagen, jj burnel and paul maccarntny
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#15
Carles Benavent http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z34e2H9b8Kk

Jauqo III-X, he has his own original picking technique, holding the pick between his index and middle finger knuckles, so he can mix slap and picking. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV10D9Mp7_8

There's a guy on youtube who does amazing flamenco stuff with a pick, he's in my subscriptions but I cant find him right now, Ill post him if I find him.
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#16
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John Myung

He fingerpicks all the time as far as I know. I may be wrong.
#17
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He fingerpicks all the time as far as I know. I may be wrong.


You're right, I think that person just didn't read OP's post.
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#19
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You're right, I think that person just didn't read OP's post.

That's what I figured, he should have said 'with a pick' in the title.
#20
Justin Chancellor
Robert Trujillo ( he uses a pick sometimes)
John Entwistle
Carles Benavent
Paul Hinojos
Juan Alderete
Linus from Holywood
Pete Lighting Wentz
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#21
Steve Digiorgio, Alex Webster, Jeroen Paul Thesseling, Steve Harris, Cliff Burton.
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#22
Alex Webster
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#23
Duff McKagan uses a pick I believe
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#24
Mike Dirnt's competant for what he does.

But really one of my favourite pick style bassists is Chris#2 from Anti-Flag some of his lines are just killer imo.
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#25
Quote by edgeyyz
He fingerpicks all the time as far as I know. I may be wrong.

I believe Myung used a pick for 1/3 of The Dark Eternal Night, that's about all I know of him using one.
#26
John Myung has been using a pick, albeit rarely, from Octavarium onwards. In an interview with bass player mag he stated that he used a pick on These Walls from Octavarium.

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Steve Digiorgio, Alex Webster, Jeroen Paul Thesseling, Steve Harris, Cliff Burton.


I haven't seen Alex Webster use a pick, I've heard Cliff used it on very few songs. But as far as regular pick players go, I think Fred Leclercq from Dragonforce, Justin Chancellor from Tool and Markus Grosskopf from Halloween are great. Grosskopf plays both pickstyle and fingerstyle.

EDIT: Totally forgot Chris Wolstenholme from Muse: he plays both styles too. His pick playing is pretty neat, for example Knights Of Cydonia.
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#27
I think araya or newsted arent technical... I say that ANY tech death metal bands have good bassist (cannibal corpse and necrophagist for example) THEY OWN!
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#28
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I think araya or newsted arent technical... I say that ANY tech death metal bands have good bassist (cannibal corpse and necrophagist for example) THEY OWN!

yeah but were talking about bassist who use a pick :P afaik Webster uses fingerstyle same goes for the guy in Necrophagist.:P
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#29
Quote by Gessu
I think araya or newsted arent technical... I say that ANY tech death metal bands have good bassist (cannibal corpse and necrophagist for example) THEY OWN!


Araya follows the guitars. However, when you consider:

1) the speed
2) multiple time changes
3) the nature of their riffs- a lot of them aren't simply chugging single notes constantly
4) the number of parts in many Slayer songs
5) the fact that he sings whilst playing them

I'd say he's a pretty proficient bassist.
#30
Quote by Deliriumbassist
Araya follows the guitars. However, when you consider:

1) the speed
2) multiple time changes
3) the nature of their riffs- a lot of them aren't simply chugging single notes constantly
4) the number of parts in many Slayer songs
5) the fact that he sings whilst playing them

I'd say he's a pretty proficient bassist.

Which is exactly why I like him and why he is one of my inspirations.

EDIT: I'll edit the OP and make piock bassists bigger..
#33
billy sheehan

and i'm not sure if chancellor uses a pick..
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#35
holy ****! i got bass all wrong then :O
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#36
Chris Wolstenholme from muse used a pick on some songs on black holes and revelations (knights of cyndonia for example)
#37
Brent Riggs from Job for a cowboy, Mike tiner from All shall perish also uses a pick.
#38
John Campbell from Lamb of God's pretty good, probably my favourite pick bassist, actually. If you've heard the song Redneck, he matches the double bass bursts in the intro...
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#40
Quote by edgarvanburen
I think Fred Leclercq from Dragonforce, Justin Chancellor from Tool and Markus Grosskopf from Halloween are great.

dude fred leclercq only ever plays root notes, nothing else, and isn't even audible.

but the dude that played bass on Valley of the Damned (their first album), he used a pick, was fully audible, and played creatively with tons of fills.
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