Posted by El Pájaro on August 09, 2000 at 06:38:57:
In Reply to: Recording with Fingers posted by pkeeg on August 08, 2000 at 23:57:39:
: I was doing some recording the other day when the Engineer told me I didn't sound good with fingers & to use a pick. I know ther's a difference in sound so I did & he said it sounded tighter. My problem is I've always played with fingers (about 6 years) and it's only in the last two months I've been forcing myself to use a pick (because of the sound) so I just don't feel as confident as I play with fingers.
: Has anyone got any suggestions (ie technique,or EQ settings) I can try for a more cutting sound with fingers. Thank You.
Hmmm ...the old dilemma again. I my memory serves, I believe it was Nathan East who said he just grew his right fingernails a little longer to get that pick sound.
Anyway, I would insist practicing with the pick if I were you. It's not that hard, and you can definitley add it to your "toolbox". To me, the more options a bassist can provide, the better.
Just my two cents' worth. Buena suerte and keep that bass up front in the mix,
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