Top 10 Bassists Who Use Picks
We all know what a pick is. Right? Well, if you want to play guitar then pick is really important. But if you play bass guitar, then picks aren't really important. Some play bass guitar by finger picking, some play bass guitar by slapping. But there are great bassists who play bass guitar with picks.
Here's some of them.
The Top Ten
1 Lemmy Kilmister
Ian Fraser Kilmister, known as Lemmy, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead.
2 Roger Waters
George Roger Waters, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He was mostly known for the secondary lead vocals and bassist of Pink Floyd .
3 Paul McCartney
Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .
Started out a six-stringer. That's why he kept the pick.
Probably most famous bassist who uses pick. - zxm
4 Duff McKagan
Michael Andrew "Duff" McKagan is an American musician, singer, songwriter and author. He is best known for his twelve-year tenure as the bass guitarist of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. McKagan rejoined the band in 2016, following ...read more.
5 Dee Dee Ramone
Douglas Glenn Colvin, known professionally as Dee Dee Ramone, was a German-American musician, singer and songwriter best known as founding member, songwriter, bassist and occasional lead vocalist for punk rock band the Ramones.
The way he plays bass, its impossible to play bass without a pick. - zxm
6 Gene Simmons
Chaim Witz, known professionally by his stage name Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor and television personality.
7 Krist Novoselic
Nirvana's bassist for the entirety of their lifespan before the group was disbanded in 1994. Nowadays, Krist is a humanitarian and a human rights activist.
Good basslines in Scentless Apprentice,Lounge Act, Love Buzz,Drain You and Come as You Are
8 Jason Newsted
Jason Curtis Newsted is an American metal musician, known for being the third bass guitarist with the band Metallica from November 1986 until his departure in January 2001, he was also a part of Voivod and Flotsam and Jetsam.
I can see he is using a pick in this image. - zxm
9 Mike Dirnt
Michael Ryan Pritchard, known professionally as Mike Dirnt, is an American musician best known for being the co-founder, bassist, backing and occasional lead vocalist of the American punk rock band Green Day.
There's an image of his here where he is playing bass with pick. - zxm
10 Roger Glover
Roger David Glover is a British bassist, songwriter, and record producer. Glover is best known as the bassist for hard rock bands Deep Purple and Rainbow.
Almost forgot about him. Yes, he uses a pick for bass.
11 Rex Brown
Rex Robert Brown is an American musician and author, who is best known as having been the longtime bassist for the Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling, now defunct band Pantera.
12 David Ellefson
David Warren "Dave" Ellefson is an American bassist and co-founding member of the American thrash metal band Megadeth from 1983-2002 and again from 2010-present.
13 Chris Squire
Christopher Russell Edward Squire was an English musician, singer and songwriter. He was best known as the bassist and founding member of the progressive rock band Yes.
Bassist of Yes
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