Posted by fusionman on December 15, 2000 at 00:42:09:
In Reply to: Re: Finger style vs. Pick style posted by paige on December 14, 2000 at 09:54:15:
: : I'm afraid Nickey is right. The greatest players use fingerstyle:
: : Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke, Victor Wooten, John Patitucci, Marcus Miller, Oteil Burbridge, even Flea that everybody likes.
: I have seen Victor use a pick.... and I will DEFINITELY tell you that all the other artists you mentioned will, as consummate professionals, do whatever it takes to produce the sound called for by the song they are playing. They're pros - they are seeking THE sound from their basses, and they do NOT denigrate those who achieve their sound from using a pick.
: BTW, alot of studio players over the years and even in the present will use a pick, because of the bite and clarity its use gives to each note.
Are you sure Vic has played with a pick, you might be mistaken with his special thumb technique. But I don't hang out with him everyday so I can't be sure.
Well, anyway, most of my listed players haven't become (almost) legends for doing what it takes. There are players who do "what it takes" thirteen in a dozen.
This is just my humble opinion, I admit.
P.S. I'm afraid Jaco won't be playing with a pick and not even fingerstyle for that matter. Let's take a moment for the loss of this great mucisian.
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