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First bass help

Discussion in 'Ask Mike Watt [Archived]' started by IbanezGSR, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. IbanezGSR


    Oct 13, 2004
    mike i just bought my first bass, im going to be playing pretty hard rock and i just wanna kno if i should pluck or pick
  2. Depends on what you're playing. If you want that distorted punk sound (where you play really fast notes) you should use a pick (near the bridge). Otherwise, I'd say just pluck. Most bassists are allergic to picks.
  3. padresfan311


    Oct 8, 2004
    Mobile, AL
    AHHHHH i hate picks!
  4. slinkp


    Aug 29, 2003
    brooklyn, NY, USA
    in the long run you'll be well served by learning both. In any style you can find appropriate use for both depending on the song / arrangement.