I've dabbled with the bass a lot but I've never mastered it. I haven't exactly "mastered" the guitar either but I've been playing for 20 years. I want to teach myself how to play the bass as well as I play guitar. What advice would you seasoned bass players give a newbie like me? I'm going to try to learn to play with my fingers, but I might give in and play with a pick. Should I throw my "guitar" thinking completely out the window and approach the bass as a completely different instrument or should I build off my guitar knowledge?