I have to admit that I tend to be less impressed when I see a bass player using a pick. I can play with a pick, I just don't. I guess if I was playing speed metal or something I probably would, but for my usual gigs no pick is needed. Anyway, I got the Gov't Mule DVD the Deep End that was recommended here at TB. The first time I watched it when a bass player came out using a pick I was kinda turned off and honestly didn't pay much attention. I decided to watch it again today, and have an open mind and not be a bass snob and I have to say that all the guys have some tasty grooves. Mike Gordon played with a pick but had a real nice groove to his playing and it was a nice dose of bass reality for me. Fingers, slap, pick whatever, a good bass groove is a good bass groove. Sorry, I just had to confess and repent of bass snobbish Anyone else ever fall in to that kind of trap?