Just fer fun last night I sat down to learn Parallel Universe. I want to now continue an argument I just read in another post. Flea does not, and would not use a pick in this song. I saw them and he didn't. I couldn't imagine Flea copping out like that. You can absolutely hear that it's his fingers during the little solo part. I challenge anyone that says he uses a pick to prove it somehow. And by the way - my hand hurts today. Eeeez good!