My friends band is loosing thier bass player around mid april/early june and I am the lucky person who has been chosen to replace him. My problem: I don't play bass. I have played guitar for over four years however and I think that that will give me some sort of advantage whereas starting from the very beginning. My main concern is picking techniques, this is where most of my problems have been. Should I use a pick or should I just drop that and use my fingers? I would just like to know a few picking and/or strumming techniques that will help me play more fluently.