I haven’t seen too many people here use trailing edge picking (or anyone other than @tommo on bass), so I figured I’d start this thread to document my (hopeful) progression.
I had some experience in the past with trailing edge, but I stuck with leading edge picking because the attack is, in my opinion, more conducive to aggressive playing styles (which I play a ton of). I never really play anything on guitar that needs a smooth attack.
But on BASS…
Leading edge picking is just too much pick noise. It works for me if I have a distorted sound going (which I love), but I love very clear, clean tones even more. I tried picking up fingerstyle, but it’s just too much coordination (and planning) to play fast lines. I might as well use the techniques I already have to play fast stuff on bass!
Here’s my baseline video, recorded this afternoon. I need to get used to trailing edge movements again, holding the pick, muting, fanned frets… All that jazz.
Just mindless noodling for 30 seconds.