#1
YES


It's perfectly fine to use a pick with a bass. Some people prefer to use fingers, and some like a pick. Use whichever you feel like. Learn how to play with both though.


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#2
I don't get why people use picks. The majority of bass players that pick suck. Look at Shavo from SOAD, no talent and plays it like a guitar. It's easier and faster to use your fingers, plus it sounds and looks cooler.
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#3
Quote by BadBishop
I don't get why people use picks. The majority of bass players that pick suck. Look at Shavo from SOAD, no talent and plays it like a guitar. It's easier and faster to use your fingers, plus it sounds and looks cooler.

i wouldnt say faster in all cases. two words. alternate picking. but i agree with threadstarter. learn both.
#4
Quote by BadBishop
I don't get why people use picks. The majority of bass players that pick suck. Look at Shavo from SOAD, no talent and plays it like a guitar. It's easier and faster to use your fingers, plus it sounds and looks cooler.


Not really John Paul Jones used a pick on ocassion.
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#5
Touche, noscottno. I say learn both, but don't think that you're cool for using a pick w/ a bass. I've met some that do, and they sound really bad/stupid/both.
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#6
meh, I'm more of a fingerstyle guy (bass and guitar)

and I can alt pick with my index finger, and get pick-ish tone from fingernails.
#7
Well, you just made another one, and didn't help anything at all. You posted a thread on an over-discussed topic. Great job.


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