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Old 2008-01-08, 23:56
Fritz12 Fritz12 is offline
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Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Northeast US
Posts: 14
Playing in Death Metal band, I find that when I play finger-style, I just can't maintain the volume to cut through, that I can with a pick, particularly during the speedier sections. I see, or better should say hear this same phenomenon with live bands I've seen recently - among them Vader, Behemoth, Immolation, Suffocation, and others...all finger players and the bass was simply nowhere in the mix - just lost!
I know my finger playing isn't the strongest - but can one develop enough strength and technique to achieve that solid audible bass low-end in the live setting(for Death Metal specifically)? I know some like Alex Webster and the like can positively rip-up the bass finger style - but I've not seen CC live in ages. Any suggestions on some live footage to check out along these lines, or advice on how not to sacrifice volume and bottom with fingers. It's clear you gents are NOT big fans of picks - so this seems a great place to ask for help along these lines!

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