I play bass mainly fingerstyle, but I also play slapstyle and pick style. In about 80% of my own recordings, I play fingerstyle. The bass player in my band only plays with a pick, but he plays so fast much of the time that it really would be pretty hard to try to play fingerstyle. I don't have a bass anymore. So I can't "compare." All I can do is tell you all that I'm jealous, especially of Roland's bass.