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How do you play (again)?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by wtf_is_a_bass, Oct 9, 2005.


  1. With a pick, close to bridge (pickup)

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  2. With a pick, close to neck

    2 vote(s)
    3.1%
  3. With a pick, in between (about where a p pup is)

    3 vote(s)
    4.7%
  4. Slap, bridge

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Slap, neck

    2 vote(s)
    3.1%
  6. Slap, between

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Finger, bridge

    14 vote(s)
    21.9%
  8. Finger, neck

    5 vote(s)
    7.8%
  9. Finger, between

    36 vote(s)
    56.3%
  10. OTHER! Ooooh please explain

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  1. wtf_is_a_bass

    wtf_is_a_bass Guest

    Aug 11, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    Endorsing Artist: PiGLET picks
    Im just bored (again) and curious so i made another poll (i started the fave pickup combo poll)

    How do you guys and girls play and why? I play all rock and i play with a pick. I play in the middle of the neck and bridge as the bridge is to high in the trebles. The neck is alright,it is very warm sounding. However if i move closer into the middle, i retain the same warmth but with added punch!
    This is just my opinion, what do you guys think?
     
  2. robotfrankenste

    robotfrankenste

    Oct 8, 2005
    some kind of fruit lol
     
  3. Fingerstyle with thumb anchored on the top "J" pickup (whatever variety of pickup it may actually be).
     
  4. All of the above.
     
  5. Sometimes I'll rest the thumb on the end of the fretboard and pluck right after the end of it.

    Seems to help me with some lines.
     
  6. adisu

    adisu I admit it, I'm a "user"

    Apr 8, 2005
    Israel
    Shouldn't we all learn to play all around the "playing area"
    From the neck to the bridge,that way we can have better control of the tone we create.
    Not that i do it, I found my sweet spot around the bridge. :)
     
  7. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Finger; bridge and neck and in between
     
  8. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Finger, thumb on the front pup...
     
  9. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I finger by the bridge. The only time I don't is when i've been playing like 4 sets in 2 days and my fingers hurt really bad so it hurts to play where there isn't much movement.
     
  10. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    I do everything besides pick. It's not because I hate picks, I just can't use them.. I'm not very coordinated.
     
  11. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    Fingerstyle @ neck
    Fingerstyle between neck and bridge
    Fingerstlye @ bridge
    Slap @ neck
    Slap between neck and bridge