#1
who do you consider really gd bass play players but only uses picks,
i am getting lot of stick at college for using pick more than i uses fingers, thats all.
#2
Justin Chancellor from TOOL almost exclusively uses picks and he's awesome. Comes up with some of the most unique bass lines in rock.
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i had all that stick aswell, just bust the musicianship card in their face. a good musician can use a range of techniques and that includes a plectrums.

although i'm not a fan of tool justin chancellor is a good bassist who plays with a pick and john entwistle has been known to bust out the pick on occasions
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#5
Matt Freeman of Rancid (Entwistle was his idol BTW but he didn't exclusively use the pick. (as a matter of fact Freeman uses his fingers sometimes))
Mike Inez from a lot of bands - i admire his work especially on the first Snakepit album
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#6
Duff Mc'kegan (sp?) exclusively uses and pick and he is definitely very good. Justin Chancellor is an obvious choice, especially as he is one of the most unique metal bassists around. Mike Dirnt, despite what many people say, is actually very good, and is in one of the biggest punk bands of all time, whether people like to admit it or not. Jason Newstead almost always plays with a pick, and despite what many people say he is actually a very good musician. He was undervalued in Metallica which was a shame.

You could also argue that playing with a pick is a definite part of good musicianship, and there are lots of amazing bass players that often, but not always, use picks, including: Flea, Chris Wolstenholme (Muse) and Ben Kenny (Incubus).
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#10
Didn't know Flea used one.

Also, Chris Wolstenholme only uses a pick on a few songs, and just started doing that... don't know if that still counts.

Mike Dirnt uses picks, and he's pretty good.
#12
Roger Waters used picks, not sure if he did all the time though.
#13
Oh damn, I can't believe I forget Roger Waters.

He's used exclusively picks since 1969.
#14
Marcel jacob uses picks, he is a very good and underrated bassist.
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#15
Tom Araya from Slayer uses picks nowadays, but he used to use his fingers back in the early 80's. He's pretty good (IMO) if he can play at those speeds and manage to sing.
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he's right... if you can learn Round-About using a pick. just as squire does, then your a champ. also green days bassist mike whatever uses a pick and the bass line to when i come around is pretty killer.
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#17
does it really if you use a pick? whats so bloody wrong about it? i do it all time - sod the supposed "real bassists use their fingers" *HEAD EXPLODES*
#18
Joe Principe from Rise Against has some pretty interesting lines sometimes. A lot of punk influenced bands have some cool pick-using bass lines, as well as some metal and hardcore.
#19
Nothing wrong with using a pick. Not my cup of tee but tell the people at college giving you crap about it to relax.

Its another way of playing.

Also Shavo Odadijan(Sp?) uses a pick and in my opinion, is a exceptional bassist.
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Nothing wrong with using a pick. Not my cup of tee but tell the people at college giving you crap about it to relax.

Its another way of playing.

Also Shavo Odadijan(Sp?) uses a pick and in my opinion, is a exceptional bassist.

I will ask, what makes Shavo so exceptional?
#21
No one has said Noel Redding. He exclusively used picks
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No one has said Noel Redding. He exclusively used picks

How could i forget??????
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#23
Yngwie

Yes, he is a guitarist. However, he played some amazing bass lines with a pick on his early albums. Fire from Trilogy is one that stands out for me.
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Mark Hoppus

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Mike Dirnt, is quite good though and Waters, money is quite good itself.
#25
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No one has said Noel Redding. He exclusively used picks


Noel was a guitarist who ended up playing bass for the Experience and so the pick was a natural choice for him. Also, on some of the recordings, its not Noel playing bass but Jimi Hendrix, who took bass duties at times.
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Tom Araya from Slayer uses picks nowadays, but he used to use his fingers back in the early 80's. He's pretty good (IMO) if he can play at those speeds and manage to sing.


Yeah, he changed to pick because it produces a much clearer, tighter sound. playing with a pick is actually requires more stamina than playing with your fingers. I've personally never had any grief for playing with a pick, but i've always been singing at the same time, (I know a guy who used to get a bit of stick for it i think, despite playing in a metal band, But he could do all this hybrid picking stuff, he also did this thing where he tucked the pick underneath his thumb for finger parts)
#27
Not a 100% pick user but nevertheless Dave Meros is a brilliant bassist. He plays bass for Spock's Beard, a progressive rock band and uses a Rickenbacker with both rick pickups and jazz pickups, or something like that.
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#28
hunter from AFI. god called in sick today is a classic that shows off his musicianship as well as skill.