There is probably less competition doing the Picked, I know of only one other worthy competitor in that field. DO THE PICKED! As you know for rock music the sound of the pick is very important, please consider having a gig of just pick sounds, that when overlayed with the normal gigs enhances the pick sound. I\'m kind of thinking on the lines what I think Nick did with his strat, if I remember in his demos he had a patch of pick sounds that when overlayed with the other gigs produced a more realistic strum sound.
I also would consider doing a rock/picked bass with your collection. A very heavy picked bass, in a few octaves, 2-3 velocities, up and down strokes. Still keep all your samples clean, post processsing is defintely the way to go.
I like the other guys picked, but it doesn\'t have up AND down slides or enough fret noise. So those are important as well.
If I do the picked bass first it will be quite huge - 3 programs with all my usual articulations (gracenotes, slides, legato, mutes, etc.)
1)ALL notes normal: 4 vel. down strokes + 4 vel. upstrokes
2)ALL notes halfmuted: -\"-
3)ALL notes full muted: -\"-
I want to be able to switch between all 3 programs during a bass line...
I have already sampled some of the fretless - it sounds very nice. However this is also a huge library since I sample normal sustained + fast vibrato and slow vibrato on ALL notes - including articulations.
I am siding with midphase here Now, I don\'t do a lot of bass programming really, at least not yet, but I own Scarbee\'s first two basses, and would love to get a fretless for that dreamy \'Big Blue\' sound