I did a search on Steve Harris recently and found out he plays with fingernails to get his distinctive click-clang sound on one of the posts. One of the main reasons I shifted from guitar to bass is that I could not play with a pick.I had thus grown the nails on my index and middle fingers on my plucking hand longer than the rest.I used the same technique while playing bass.But then I cut my fingernails short because I couldn't get the true bass sound for accompaniment.I couldn't play stuff like other bassists do. After seeing the post I wonder if it is possible to do both styles simultaneously.I'm mainly a two fingered plucker.My ring-finger and pinky are not very developed.Dont suggest growing nails on 1 finger because I'm a 2-1-2-1 plucker. BTW growing nails helps in getting his sound more distinctly than bashing your fingers on the fretboard as some had suggested. Assistance will be appreciated.