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Fingers and or pick ( that old chestnut )

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I love this guy's right hand when he's playing with a pick - it looks so loose and easy. 

The kind of action that would be making a teacher very proud

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I dislike playing with a pick. And I don't like flats either. But together they seem to make sense.

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14 hours ago, 4000 said:

I can still get a shift on, was never a problem for me, but I think I’ve slowed down a bit too. The nerve issues in my arm hinder me. I used to be able to pick absolutely anything; can’t now. ☹️

Getting old has its problems right enough. I guess i dont need to prove myself o anyone these days. That's a bonus 😂

Dave

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23 minutes ago, dmccombe7 said:

Getting old has its problems right enough. I guess i dont need to prove myself o anyone these days. That's a bonus 😂

Dave

Well, i was going to let you come in for coffee, now i know you don’t care.........

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1 hour ago, Cuzzie said:

Well, i was going to let you come in for coffee, now i know you don’t care.........

I'm always up for a free coffee. I do care...............honest 😁

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1 minute ago, dmccombe7 said:

I'm always up for a free coffee. I do care...............honest 😁

I am not sure you will Covid safe hug me afterwards tho........

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14 minutes ago, Cuzzie said:

I am not sure you will Covid safe hug me afterwards tho........

Had my jab yesterday so i'm safe 😂

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Just now, dmccombe7 said:

Had my jab yesterday so i'm safe 😂

Too many poke jokes here.......

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So after going back and forth I’m certain I will stay as a finger player 99% of the time

I have found that by adjusting my amp EQ I can get a pleasing punchy full tone that is good for the rock I’m playing.

Im going to put some Prosteels on my bass next time too for a little more brightness / bite 

Good as I am with a pick it doesn’t connect in the same way as fingers from a feel point of view 

 

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20 minutes ago, BassAdder27 said:

 

Good as I am with a pick it doesn’t connect in the same way as fingers from a feel point of view 

 

Kinda my thoughts on picks but i'll keep at it.

Dave

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2 hours ago, BassAdder27 said:

Good as I am with a pick it doesn’t connect in the same way as fingers from a feel point of view 

This is why I like doing it when I do it: it gives a colder, more austere sound. Which is right for some things.

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I find Frets difficult enough, picks impossible. 

Persevering with frets but sticking with fingers.

Old dogs new tricks etc

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Picks give you an attack, and punch to the note you don't get with fingers, which give you a warmth and depth that you don't get with a pick. The EQ's on modern amps are flexible enough to get someone into either ball park.

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I find a good compromise of growing my finger nails to catch the strings and amp EQ can give me that same attack as a pick yet guitarists still debate this to the death. I think its mental instability amongst guitar players that causes this affliction. Maybe they are just sexually inadequate and just need gadgets to get there. 😂

Dave

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Just came across this from 1988. Carles Benavent with Paco De Lucia featuring a 4 minute bass solo. Stunning. No one else plays like him. 

 

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52 minutes ago, Bilbo said:

Just came across this from 1988. Carles Benavent with Paco De Lucia featuring a 4 minute bass solo. Stunning. No one else plays like him. 

 

+1 ... Like either of them actually

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