Famous bassists who use picks

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Tin Cadillac, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    Unfortunately Pat Badgers doesn't get much love around here but he plays with a pick, and in this video on a Ric:
  2. Mojolightnin


    May 24, 2016
    I use a pick.
  3. Mojolightnin


    May 24, 2016
  4. Mojolightnin


    May 24, 2016
    I use a pick. I play a P Bass and an Ibanez with active electronics (preamp) in a classic rock trio. I am heard better and am able to fill in the rhythm parts better, so that we don't miss the second guitarist. I use at least a 2mm thick pick. That's if you care.
  5. Dug Pinnick: King's X, Texas Poundation, and more
    Danny Miranda: Meatloaf, Queen, Blue Oyster Cult, more
  6. I play predominantly with a pick. Mainly cos my finger style technique is terrible.

    Also guys like ellefson and newsted I look up too
  7. Pick for me is the best option.

    Too lazy to see if they have already been posted:

    Glen Benton
    Shane Embury
    Jerry Only (during the 70's and 80's)
    Jo Bench
    Johnny Hedlund
  8. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Hilarious thread. It goes two years and 60 posts before anybody mentions Anthony Jackson.

    You cats are such rockers. LOL
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  9. Kristoff16


    May 29, 2016
    David Ellefson from Megadeth
  10. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Well, fer cryin out loud...

    Four years into this thread and no one has mentioned Tiran Porter.:rollno:

    Any of you cats ever cover Long Train Running on the gig? :banghead:
  11. vdbass


    Oct 22, 2013
    San Diego, CA
    Oscar Alston from Rick James' Stone City Band and Teena Marie.

    My personal fave!
  12. otter272


    Jun 13, 2003
    Oklahoma City
    John Paul Jones
    Bill Wyman
    Tom Peterson
    John Entwhistle
    Jack Bruce
    Noel Redding
  13. A.K.


    Jan 9, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    When did Jack Bruce use a pick?
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  14. Josh Kneisel

    Josh Kneisel

    Jun 17, 2016
    I'd comment, but I'm afraid I'll get another warning for trolling because making jokes about using a pick is frowned upon apparently....
  15. Tobias Wilcox

    Tobias Wilcox Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    London, ENGLAND
    Richie MacCracken - Taste
  16. murphy

    murphy Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    sorry if it was mentioned
    Jean jacques Burnell...The Stranglers

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  17. murphy

    murphy Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
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  18. Old post but P bass, flatwounds and a pick are one of the prettiest bass sounds going, think Carol Kaye with the Beach Boys. I'm not that great with a pick as I discarded it years ago when I realized that real bass players only played with their fingers:roflmao: but since I put Labellas on my P bass I've been using a pick quite a bit and it has inspired me to get better.

    Example: although there is an upright playing along with the electric and a 6 string bass.

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  19. tlc1976


    Aug 2, 2016
    Paul Goddard (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
    David Hungate
    bassist for The Pretenders (SNL, early 90s, one of the most ballsy bass tones I've ever heard)
    bassist for The Go-Go's
  20. descendent22


    Jul 29, 2015
    Duff Mckagan, Paul Siminon, Dee Dee a Ramone, Cj Ramone, Gene Simmons,Matt Freeman,Tommy Stinson,Mike Dirnt, krist Noveselich, Nate Mendal,Todd Kerns to name a few
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