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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:37 pm    Post subject: Plectrum for bass? Reply with quote

What do bass playing plectrum users use? Something different from what you use when playing guitar?

I use jazz 3s, but when playing bass, my (pansy) index finger joint hurts from the weight of the string and the stiffness of the pick. Bigger pick may help?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I generally use one of these:



Have been thinking about trying out one of those felt ones though to make it sound a bit more like finger picking.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same as Bearboy, only I prefer the big triangle ones.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use exactly the same as what I use for guitar which, like the other guys, is a purple Dunlop Tortex.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For playing bass i love this ones:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I PLAY EVERYTHING WITH THESE LADS.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This sounds like a problem i was starting to develop, caused by holing the plctrum with thumb and forefinger. A lot of 'pros' use a specific grip that I've adopted to avoid this pain. Essentially you curl all your fingers in line with the forefinger hence providing extra structural support.

take a looky here:

http://deftdigits.com/2011/07/03/how-to-hold-a-guitar-pick/
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave wrote:
This sounds like a problem i was starting to develop, caused by holing the plctrum with thumb and forefinger. A lot of 'pros' use a specific grip that I've adopted to avoid this pain. Essentially you curl all your fingers in line with the forefinger hence providing extra structural support.

take a looky here:

http://deftdigits.com/2011/07/03/how-to-hold-a-guitar-pick/


Have a big 'ol internet kiss from me Dave!

Think I'll adopt this for bass to begin with, as I havne't had this pain playing guitar before, just bass with the bigger weight to move.

Good man
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nay worries, glad to be of service! It took me a while to retrain my instincts to GET TO GRIPS LOLZORZ with the new grip but it's stuck now and I wouldn't go back. I've noticed the accuracy of my picking is better too, probably because everything is more finely stabler or somefink.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just stick a bit of double sided tape on your plectrum, your hand will never cramp again.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this trick:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

laterallateral wrote:
I like this trick:


Kim Deal always says the green ones with the turtles on them!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

laterallateral wrote:
I like this trick:



What is that round the pick?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like snot.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gusman2x wrote:
laterallateral wrote:
I like this trick:



What is that round the pick?


Its those coloured rubber rings that you buy at the locksmith to help tell keys apart. you can get a whole bag of them for a dollar.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

laterallateral wrote:
gusman2x wrote:
laterallateral wrote:
I like this trick:




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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a top-down view of a Ninja Turtle.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you use a pick you're not really playing bass.


just kidding, I've use yellow Tortex picks
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