#1
Whenever I play with a pick (in b4 'picks suck lolololol'), I notice that my arm tends to go sore after about a minute or so. The problem is, I find no way to avert this:

-Changing my bass height doesn't help
-Relaxing makes me play softer, which causes a volume issue
-Moving my arm instead of my wrist feels clumsy and looks stupid

What the hell am I doing wrong?
Basses
Ibanez Gio GSR100 w/ SDs

Amps
Acoustic B200
#2
are you sitting while playing? for some reason my arm gets tired pretty fast if I'm sitting while I play. Fine when I stand up though.
#3
Quote by Bluesrocker5150
are you sitting while playing? for some reason my arm gets tired pretty fast if I'm sitting while I play. Fine when I stand up though.


This. I very, VERY rarely play with a pick (which may explain why it's uncomfortable at times), but if I am, I'm usually experimenting seated and not playing in my normal settings (standing).
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#4
Quote by Bluesrocker5150
are you sitting while playing? for some reason my arm gets tired pretty fast if I'm sitting while I play. Fine when I stand up though.


I play standing up, but both give me problems.
Basses
Ibanez Gio GSR100 w/ SDs

Amps
Acoustic B200
#5
What I find myself doing while using a pick is resting my loxer forearm near the wrist on the top of the body on the bass. See if that helps.
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#6
I generally anchor my hand somewhere if I'm going to do some speedpicking. Generally just above the E string, but with enough room to be able to jump down to the A.
#7
I'm typically a finger player on bass. I can play guitar with a pick all day and not get tired; strumming, solos, arpeggios, etc. no problem. But if I use a pick on bass, I'm good for about twenty minutes and then my wrist hurts. I think it has a lot to do with string spacing and thickness.

My only suggestion would be to find the most comfortable position for you and just keep at it to build up stamina.
#8
Quote by subliminaldelta
-Relaxing makes me play softer, which causes a volume issue

Try and stay relaxed. If its causing volume issues, turn your amp up. If you play all tensed up, you'll wear yourself out faster.
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