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And this is why I'm tantrum quitting TalkBass...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by tazthewonderdog, Jan 2, 2012.

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  1. So there are some users here who seem to think that their sole purpose in life is to hate people who play with a pick. I play with both fingers and a pick because I'm new to bass and I can't get much speed without a pick yet.

    Now before anyone says, "YOU'RE NOT A REAL BASSIST, YOU PLAY WITH A PICK" I'd like to point out that I prefer the sound of fingers, but, as stated, I can't finger pick fast enough.

    I really don't care if I start an argument, because everyone hates me already (because I use a pick)... but I'd just like to make it aware that even though the forum rules say that you need to respect your fellow TBers, extremely rude pick vs. fingers debates still happen. A lot. And these guys don't get banned...

    Anyway, you can hate me if you feel like it. No skin off my butt...
  2. Hmm uncalled for melt down? Who cares alot of greats used picks and alot of greats used fingers. Hell some even used just there thumb.

    Grow up if your skin is that thin then you have bigger problems!
  3. I don't hate you! I play only with my fingers but some of my favorite bass players of all time play only with a pick: Phil Lesh, Carol Kaye, Steve Swallow, Matt Freeman. There are many others.

    So, it wasn't me, ok? I think you should stick around, and just avoid threads about "pick vs fingers".
  4. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Inactive

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    There are plenty of positive vibes in the 'great pick players' threads...do a search and check them out.

    Otherwise, don't slam the door on the way out.
  5. NightTripper


    Oct 20, 2011
    I don't know why you would leave these often helpful forums just because of a few losers. A lot of us play with a pick, as do many of our bass idols.

    Play with a pick to your heart's content, it doesn't matter what anyone says. You think Paul McCartney cares about the anti-pickers?

    No matter what you do, someone won't like it. Haters gonna hate. ;)
  6. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Grow thicker skin buddy.
  7. BadJazz

    BadJazz Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Eugene, Oregon
    Threads like these are why I stay on talkbass. :D
  8. gidbass

    gidbass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
  9. thread: unsubscribed
  10. You could say I'm ragequitting this.
    I am.
  11. MegaSwing

    MegaSwing Your Obedient Bassist® Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2002
    Baltimore, MD USA
  12. I learned a long time ago that the Internet is a much better place when you learn how to filter out the trolls and douchebags (of which there are many). And the mods are very busy people who cannot possibly blow the whistle every time someone looks at you cross-eyed.

    There is an alert icon on every post. Use it. If it violates TOS, a mod will deal with it, and you may not even know.

    Step back, give yourself a little time, then come back and reap the benefits while avoiding the rabble.

    Remember: Opinions are like buttholes; everybody has one.
  13. No one ever really leaves Talkbass.
  14. themacinator

    themacinator Always looking for the perfect gig

    Oct 8, 2009
    8,600 feet in the Colorado Rockies
    Endorsing Artist: Babicz FCH Hardware
    I started playing with only my fingers as a total beginner and now am moving more to a pick for the majority of the songs. I like the sound better with a pick. Frankly I say stay with a pick, I think you will find that you'll like it better in the long run.
  15. f.c.geil


    May 12, 2011
  16. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    Relax. It's just the Talkbass Orthodoxy Police, making the rounds with their usual Dogma of the Day. Usually begins with something like: "A real bassist always ______", or "A real bassist never __________".

    Just ignore them. No, unfortunately they won't go away. Just ignore them anyway... :rolleyes:

  17. lfmn16

    lfmn16 Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    If you filter out all the trolls and dooshbags, it's a lonely place. :D
  18. JdoubleH

    JdoubleH Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2008
    Ellerslie, Georgia
    Any relation to Lowner perhaps?
  19. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Shouldn't this thread be in the Technique Forum?
  20. Rob Martinez

    Rob Martinez

    Sep 14, 2005
    Both methods are valid. I really don't care how others play. Whatever works and gets the job done.

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