#1
I play with a pick and without, depending on the song. But I met a dude who said bassists that play with picks just have weak fingers. I actually change for the tone, and completely disagree with him. The guy did play bass, btw. Thoughts?
#2
he's an idiot.

tell him so.
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#3
That guy was an idiot.
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#4
Yeah tell that guy to *** off. There's nothing wrong with playing with a pick. ESPECIALLY if that's the tone you're wanting.
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#6
Yeah, that guy's wrong. The punchier tone of a pick-strummed bass is actually more appropriate for certain types of music because it gives a bigger boost to the sound. There ARE bassists out there who play with a pick because they can't play with their fingers, but most of them learn how to play with their fingers after getting used to the feel of bass anyways.
#8
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#10
i play certain songs with a pick but i always try to play them with my fingers. Like Iron Maiden songs I can play them very well with a pick but also i can play them with my fingers but its slightly sloppy.
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#11
It depends on the music. A lot of people look down on bassists using picks, but it depends what you're doing. Also, if you're doing 36th beats at 200 bpm, using a pick is gonna be more reliable than your fingers no matter how good you are. When I play bass, I switch between for different songs and dependant how I feel. Personally I prefer finger playing, but that's all it is: personal preference.
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#12
I like to play really fast and i have been playing for 3 yrs. and the only way i can play fast is using a pick, and it depends on the genre you like too if you use a pick or not
#13
see people like Corrda00 problaly suck at musicianship or he is way to cool for us.
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Boss eq-7
Ehx Memory Man
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#14
Pick playing needs a stronger wrist while fingers need stronger fingers. Apple & Oranges. I prefer fingers because they can go faster, in my experience anyway.
#15
Quote by corrda00
Picks are for wimps

reported for trolling


On topic: I prefer playing fingerstyle because I prefer the warmer and growlier tone, it's fun to mess around playing with picks though.
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Last edited by ScottB. at Aug 26, 2008,
#17
Well I was used to playing guitar before I started bass so I didn't play with my fingers very much only picks. But now I play with whichever sounds best! Depends what you're playing, he's just saying that to wind you up
#18
Quote by corrda00
Picks are for wimps


and bans are for trolls


and thread closing. Sorry this one has been discussed to death and I am close to putting a ban on any more of the picks vs fingers discussions.