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Old 2009-12-28, 16:58
Amplitude Amplitude is offline
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Originally Posted by Carbonized
Hi,

Simple question, I assume. Everyone knows that guitarists sometimes pick so fast that their hands look blurry. But what about bassists? Are they supposed to pick just as fast?

When it comes to finger-style right-hand technique, I can't imagine how that could be accomplished? It sounds inhuman, especially during blast beats and fast double bass playing!

Any opinions?
Its possible. I can fingerpick faster than my guitarist, and he sits around practicing Necrophagist songs all day...so that's kinda saying something. I tap my fingers almost all the time to keep up my speed. Its all about practice.

EDIT: And I only use 3 fingers, because my pinky is fucked up after I broke it as a kid and it hurts to bend it, so I can't use it to play bass.
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