Been playing bass for 2 years with fingers/slap exclusively but I've recently got interested in using a pick. I guess I'm doing ok in slow to moderate tempo songs although some things bother me. I'm holding my pick parallel to the strings and when I'm picking I try not to angle it, but the pick crosses the string diagonally (like a pedestrian crossing the street) - so the pick is not angled but moves from down-right side to up-left when passing the string. It feels kinda weird - the pick is sliding along the string during the contact - and it seems to me that flea crosses the string perpendicularly using almost exclusively elbow movement. It seems impossible to me to cross the string in that fashion using wrist movement. On the few picking tutorials I saw people let only a very small part of the tip of the pick to stick out, but then my index finger is often scrubbing the strings and thats hardly pleasant On the other hand, when I let the pick stick out more, the pick tends to scratch my pickups.... Basically there's no technique that feels right to me so I must be doing something wrong, yet I want to learn playing with a pick.