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Posted by mitch on October 29, 2000 at 10:42:44:

why in the hell do bassists who use a pick get so much disrespect? this "fingerstyle snobbery" pisses me off. just because we play with a pick means we're not as talented as someone who prefers their fingers?! what kind of nonsense is that?

look, not every damn bassist in the world is into slap/pop and funk bass! in fact, some of us HATE that sound and technique

I use a pick because it feels so right and natural to me and I love that the percussive piano-like tone that I get. Nothing can cut through a wall of Mesa/Boogie-fueled guitars like a heavily picked bass. (I play a B.C. Rich Custom Shop Warlock with EMG active bass humbuckers through an Ampeg SVT Classic head pushing Ampeg 8x10 and 2x15 cabs)

okay I feel better now
just my 1/2 cent

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