Ugh. I just checked out my gig calendar and realized I haven't played a gig since June 12 and won't play another until August 14. That's more than two months without playing. This 'Gigging Bass Player' is NOT gigging right now. Not cool.
Lucky for me, I don't depend on gigs
I've been lurking around various bass guitar discussion forums for quite a few years, and one thing is very clear: There's a whole lotta bass snobbery going on out there.
I don't know if this kind of snobbishness exists in other circles. But in the bass world, it's everywhere.
Use a pick?