Well, I've been playing bass guitar for about 6 months now. And when I play, I like to have my nails cut short because my nails hit the strings and it sounds weird. I don't know. But then when I play for only 30 minutes, I get blood blisters on my index finger. Right now, I only play with my index finger, but should I just start teaching myself to use two fingers? Or should I try a pick? So do you use a pick or your fingers? Also, I watch some of these bass players in these bands and it's looks like their playing chords on their bass. I was just wondering what's up with that? heh. Alright thanks for any help, I'm still learning about bass so thanks for putting up with me.