Cody Wright: How to Play Funk Bass with a Pick

Last month we featured a burning track by the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra entitled “TNFJ“. The song really caught readers’ attention with sick drumming, other-worldly steel drums, and of course, the extra funky bass line by Cody Wright.

Wright, who uses a pick to play, also wowed us with a driving and percussive solo.

Here is his new video tutorial on how he uses a pick to get all those funky sounds.

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  1. Thanks Cody, for thinking outside of the box and sharing the results! God Bless you!

  2. A pick playing bassist?!?!?!?? It’s the end of the world!

  3. Kind of reminds me of Bobby Vega. I really dig this guy’s tone. I’m over hating on picks.

    • Albe

      Actually is not reminding Vega, is really using some of his stuff putting it a little bit forward in a more articulated and personal way. Good work Cody, to me this is a new pretty little explored way of playing grooves with bass, or at least to me is not so commonly heard.

  4. Just stumbled across this. This kid’s got the funk, seriously. There hasn’t been a pick riff this funky since For The Love of Money. Fabulous!

  5. Nice Cody,
    I found if I don’t look at my fretting hand I play better with less mistakes, if I look that’s when I mess up, and I don’t know why that is. I’m just now catching on to muting with my palm and its a blast to thump around and cut the notes short, sounds like poppers or pop rocks going off.