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Do Bassists Use Picks? (The Complete Guide)

As a non-bassist, you might be wondering if bassists use picks. Similarly, you might’ve heard rumors that playing with a pick is somehow inferior to fingerstyle playing.¬†   So, do bassists use picks?¬†Bassists who perform fast-paced, aggressive-sounding music are more-likely to use picks. This is because picks produce a more treble-heavy and ‘snappy’ sound than…