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sweep picking on bass?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by (hed)-less, Jan 23, 2006.


  1. after an interesting conversation with a guitarist friend it got me wondering about the technique. i dont play guitar so i have no idea how to do sweep picking but i am very interested to here if any fellow talkbass members cab sweep pick on bass? and if so is it essential to use a pick? or can it be accomplished with fingers? :bassist:
     
  2. ignignok

    ignignok

    Dec 25, 2005
    Wooten does something similar to sweepicking with his thumb in Classical Thump I believe, in 2 parts. They come in at 2:45 and 4:00.
     
  3. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    If you use a pick, the technique's the same on guitar as it is on bass. You have to get used to the wider string spacing and the greater resistance of the strings, but that's about it.