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shavo?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by MikeTheBassist, Jul 31, 2002.


  1. im confused does shavo from soad use a pick or fingers?
     
  2. i've seen him using both actually: fingers in the "Toxicity" video, pick in everything before that...
     
  3. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    He always uses a pick live, from what I've seen. Fingers only in videos. I doubt he uses his fingers because 1) his technique is TERRIBLE, and 2) his tone sounds like it's played with a pick.
     
  4. I agree with Angus.. I'm pretty sure he always uses a pick, telling from pictures I've seen and from what I've heard on the songs.
     
  5. punkfunkfreak

    punkfunkfreak

    Dec 16, 2001
    he uses the wafer thin (i mean reeeeally thin) gibson ones. i caught one at a gig!

    :p
     
  6. i stand corrected...
     
  7. punkfunkfreak

    punkfunkfreak

    Dec 16, 2001
    doesnt seem too terrible from where im standing, you know, with him being in a world famous and influential rock band and all.

    :rolleyes:
     
  8. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Listen to the intro on "PSYCHO" (Toxicity), you can hear very well he´s using a pick....... cool tone though.
     
  9. motherfunker

    motherfunker

    Apr 29, 2002
    New York
    i saw a picture in a blender magazine of them live and he wasn't using a pick. so i dunno
     
  10. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Being famous is hardly a measure of quality. Or do you like the Back Street Boys, too?
     
  11. punkfunkfreak

    punkfunkfreak

    Dec 16, 2001
    okok :rolleyes: remove famous and replace with another "influential".

    :p
     
  12. Golem II

    Golem II

    Jan 4, 2002
    Macon, GA, USA
    Sid Vicious was famous, does that mean he had good technique?
     
  13. Golem II

    Golem II

    Jan 4, 2002
    Macon, GA, USA
    And Fieldy influences more beginning bass players than Shavo. Which means he has better technique, right?
     
  14. from what i see here i think its a pick

    morty :p

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  15. Fishbrain

    Fishbrain

    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    maybe he dropped it...:rolleyes:

    sorry i know i'm a loser
    i'll go home now
     
  16. punkfunkfreak

    punkfunkfreak

    Dec 16, 2001
    Seems to be good for him.

    Is there a high rule on good technique or what?
     
  17. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    No, but there are accepted standards that we judge good technique.
     
  18. punkfunkfreak

    punkfunkfreak

    Dec 16, 2001
    so lemme get this straight.

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    Technique -tech·nique:
    n.
    The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.
    ----------------------------------------

    In other words, the method a person uses to accomplish a task, not the end result of the task itself.

    Thus if someones technique is bad doesnt mean their bassin' stinks. Thats what i was trying to get at.

    Im sure quentin berrys technique stinks, but i think alot of us would agree his licks are really good. Kinda proving not to knock summat until youve tried it.

    sorry for any missunderstandin'.

    regs...
     
  19. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    When they were live on Conan O'Brien he ditched his pick when they got to the guitar solo... didn't sound that awful.
     
  20. and he was in a influentialrock band, so he has to have super fantabulous technique.