... but I have a Fender vintage reissue P bass and an old Kustom B200 head / 2-15 cab, and play bass enough to lay tracks for recording. Just to get warmed up for this winter's recording season, I was figuring out the Beatles 'Savoy Truffle' bass lines off the White Album. What a great tune for bass. It's all over the place, but very melodic like most of McCartney's stuff. Anyway, I have a question for all you experts. Is there any shame in using a pick for playing bass?