#2
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Which do you play? I use both depending on the sound I want to get.

Thats the answer i wish more people would use. Most people are all "picks are gay" and things of the such.
#4
I use picks. I can't finger pick for my life, although I'm going to try to change that.

EDIT: I didn't notice that this was the bass forum. Either way, whenever I do play a bass, I use a pick.
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#5
Picks are a way of saying, 'I can't go as fast as I want but I don't want to practice to change that' Fingers for me and nothing else.
#6
Oh I thought this was another one of those "Which should I use?" What a relief.

Fingers though. Not very dexterous with a pick. Plus I prefer the sound of fingers more.
I only use a pick during marching band season, when it get's cold enough that my fingers freeze up.
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#7
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Picks are a way of saying, 'I can't go as fast as I want but I don't want to practice to change that' Fingers for me and nothing else.

And here come the elitist douches...
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#8
I use my fingers, even for faster stuff. If I want it to sound more agressive I just change my EQing seeing as I have a really agressive attack on my strings anyway and I usually have to EQ to get rid of that in the end-result.

Which leads to when I use a pick: If I completely messed up my fingers and they're all blistery or recovering from said blisters.
I've recently started using stringlube, though, and that definitely helps prevent blisters.

I'd rather not use a pick simply because the string-spacing is different from my electric guitar, obviously, so it just makes me sloppy and inaccurate.

Fingers on bass, pick on my electric guitar.
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#9
I like playing with my fingers and thumb more, I think its because i can put more feeling into it and its funner. But sometimes I use a pick if I need to
#10
I used to use both, depending on the song I was playing. Now I pretty much only use my fingers. I still use a pick for some songs that I'm just playing along to but with my band, it's all fingers.
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#11
fingers its easyer and less tireing i think i pick rong and plus i pefer the feel and my school band dosnt allow picks
#13
Fingers for me but I do use both.


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#14
Fingers, I don't like any tone I get with a pick, I'm not a clank person. I do chuck though, new term to me, aka pick with a fingernail like a pick. I'm so used to bass i finger and chuck on guitar, I can't use a pick for the life of me, but I love my tones
#15
depends on the tone I'm after.

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#16
From the bass forum FAQ:

6. Should I use fingers or a pick?
Whatever feels more comfortable to you, and gives you the tone you want. Mix it up, do whatever. Just keep in mind that it’s good practice to learn how to use both. Don’t make a thread on it, it’ll just lead to a flame fest, and none of us want that.


Let's call it quits on this thread.
#17
Can I play my bass through a guitar amp?
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#18
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Can I play my bass through a guitar amp?

yes but you'll damage the tubes.
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yes but you'll damage the tubes.


and if you're switching over from guitar to bass, you'll want to get a 6 string bass so that it's not so easy it's boring.
#20
Bass is easy, too; all you play is root notes.
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#22
I used fingers till the longest time. I now use picks to get faster sounds. When I was in school band I used fingers all the time. When I play Maiden I use fingers. or when I can't find my pic because my singer took my last one :P. noodling around with fingers. but when I jam with my band I use a pick.