Post # 1
Do you or the bass player in your life use a pick when they play?
ETA: I’m asking because I came across this pick punch device and I wanted to buy it as a Christmas gift it to my teenage nephew (who is a new-ish bass player)… but wasn’t sure if he used picks. I tried asking his mom, but she wasn’t sure… Do you think it’s something a bass player would use/get a kick out of? http://www.pickpunch.com/
Post # 3
FI is a basist. He doesn’t use picks. he prefers to use his fingers
Post # 5
I play ukulele, we use the same kind of picks made for bass. I prefer leather picks, but really it’s about the kind of sound you want.
Post # 6
DH always uses his fingers except for a few select songs.
Post # 7
I use a pick sometimes, but mostly no. Picks sound really clean, but fingers just feel better.
Post # 8
My dad plays the bass and sometimes he uses a pick and sometimes not. It depends on the type of music he is playing. It’s considered “old school” to play with a pick. When I played the bass I always used a pick because I like the way that it sounds and it made my playing more unique.