Hey Guys, I want to start off by saying I have played using both techniques and enjoy both. I have jazz and metal experience so I have played both for long periods of time. When the band I am in started back in 2014 I was dead set on playing finger style. I think mainly because of the pride taken in it. As my band writes more and more the stuff is becoming more guitar focused and the bass parts need to hold down rhythms rather that experimenting and playing fills. On top of this I play with dirt on the majority of the time. IMO I think dirt sounds better when a pick is being used. Pros : Sounds better for dirt, would be easy to play the parts with a pick and can look cooler on stage (power stance lol) Cons : I have to have picks on me all the time, not as proud as a bass player. I asked my band and they could care less as long as I play the parts right. Just wanted to get the opinion of the bass player brother-en.