Famous bassists who use picks

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

  1. BassFishingInAmerica


    Jul 24, 2014
    Julie Slick
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  2. Ant Illington

    Ant Illington I'm Anthony but I'm only illin' Inactive

    Funny, I gave up looking for him after 50 posts/3 pages! Saltines.
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    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Jason Newsted :bassist:
  4. dtripoli


    Aug 15, 2010
    Bass Players that became famous despite using a pick...
    Donny Osmond
    Peter Tork
    Dean Paul Martin (RIP)
    Johnny Allen Hendrix (RIP)
    Donny.jpg Tork.jpg Dino.jpg Jimi bass.jpg
  5. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    There aren't too many that play or listen to Jazz and Fusion nowadays.:meh::unsure:
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  6. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    In fact, my comment was intended as an endearing jibe, because I quite value our little Bass family on here in all it's forms.

    You speak truth that the Jazz/ Fusion gigs have become uncommon and difficult to promote. It is frustrating. And, I have become somewhat of a return rocker myself these days, because cover gigs do still exist.

    OTOH, AJ was also a somewhat prominent figure in the pop studios. Here's a clip just to jog the memories. While we are losing our Jazz gigs, I also worry that we are starting to become unaware of the legacy - Blues and the great studio cats. Anyhow, enjoy!

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  7. Joepcat


    Oct 9, 2019
    I have never had a sound guy tell me not to use a pick. They can adjust their sound throught he board and rack.
  8. Joepcat


    Oct 9, 2019
    I like a pick. Helps me with speed and control. The only one that matters is Lemmy and he used a pick. He called himself a guitarist who played bass. Love it.
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  9. vbshredder


    Jul 22, 2012
    Hampton Roads
    I prefer a pick, just like the tone it gets me, the punch. But i enjoy playing with fingers, i just find I like the way I sound with a pick on most tunes. I've been asked to go back to a pick by one band i've played in..... and i promise i'm not hopeless with my fingers!!! (Because that would be a legit reason too)
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