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Re: What's the point of using a pick and trying to sound like finger style?


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Posted by paige (216.78.49.58) on October 15, 2002 at 23:18:28:

In Reply to: Re: What's the point of using a pick and trying to sound like finger style? posted by Tristan on October 15, 2002 at 23:09:07:

: This is fairly pointless IMO. I rarely use a pick but if I did it would be because it is easier to palm mute with a pick than finger style. Picking near the neck gets rid of the click but makes it increasingly arkward to palm mute.

The point is simply this:
It's a technique - period - another technique. Many players prefer to use a pick, over fingers. I prefer Cheeseburgers over Bacon Burgers at Burger King - but I don't slam those who prefer Bacon Burgers over my sandwich of choice. If you don't like to use a pick - cool. I am just tired of hearing punks flippantly say "Picks suck - and players who use them suck - real players use fingers blah blah blah...."
I have played over thirty years and use both a pick AND my fingers. Tell Steve Swallow he sucks... tell Carol Kaye she sucks as a player.... regardles of whether or not you like the style of music they play, they are giants in this industry, and they definitely do NOT suck. And they only use picks - and they do NOT slam finger style players.
That's my whole point, my friend.
Paige




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