with Sweet Child O' Mines intro riff, i use finger picking. i looks cool, but im just wondering, am i supposed to use a pick?
It doesn't matter, though i do suggest that you use a pick for the solo, just because it's easier, unless of course you are Mark Knopfler. But to answer your question, there is no 'supposed' to when it comes to how to play a piece.
the last time i checked i wasnt Mark Knopfler, so thankyou for the advice, if i ever get got enough to play the last solo, i will use a pick
Just use what you feel more comfortable with or whatever sounds better