i play with a pick, and have been for about 4 or 5 years now, i wanna use my fingers, because i feel that bass players who use their fingers are looked down upon by the bass playing community. Is that true? what do you all think? i love the sound of finger picking and plectrum picking the same, but id like to further my bass playing horizons in the future, like maybe do some studio work, im only 15 so i have time to decide, but what do you all think i should do? i play in a fast paced punk band, its hard to play with fingers, i really need some help from you guys, i know you guys can help me. thank sooooo much!!!! its just lately ive been getting so frustrated by this....heres an idea of what im trying to go for for my finger picking style: karl alvarez - the descendents, and ALL. plectrum picking: matt freeman - rancid.