After 10 years of playing bass primarily finger style with some slap and pop here and there, I've only started to try out pick style at the turn of this year. After playing 4 sets for 2 bands on new years eve, my fingers where spent. Really sore and really raw for days after it, I thought "I need a way to conserve my fingers health." So I thought a pick would be the logical answer. I was surprised at how tough I've been finding it, I always regarded it as a lesser way of playing the bass but realise now, it isn't.... and the pick does have its advantages in certain situations as I like the sharp attack and bright tone. I'm finding the spacing on my 5 string easier to adapt to than 4 string too.
Last edited by Smit_Dogg : 01-26-2013 at 06:23 PM.