Stop picking on pick players!

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Got a request to answer this question about pick use.

What do you think? Do you play with a pick? Your fingers? Both? Why?


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  • Dennis lewis
    February 16, 2019, 14:32  Reply

    My view is whatever gets the job done , use it. I enjoy very much using both. After starting with a pick, then switching to fingers (because I kept losing picks), now I went to using both. After listening to Paul Goddard, Allen Woody ,Berry Oakley, and Bobby Vega it seems a pick is quite useful. On some basses I prefer it always.

  • Jay Rosenfeld
    March 9, 2019, 15:35  Reply

    I like trying to use the pick. It definitely produces a different sound and feel. I love Bobby Vega’s tone and I am a big fan of Cody Wright, both pick players. And it certainly seemed to work out for a certain bass player in the most famous rock band in history.

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