Although primarily a fingerstyle player, I've been fooling around with trying to learn some slap techniques for a few funk numbers my bandmates and I are learning. The last couple of times out, though, I played the basslines with a heavy gauge pick and thought it sounded pretty darned good. With a sufficiently strong attack I got some nice "zing" to the notes, and the aggressive feel was there as well. Anybody else find that picks might not necessarily be so bad for playing funk tunes? And are there any established funk players who use picks?