I cannot abide the sensation of playing 6 string guitars with my fingers. Yeuch! No problem playing finger style bass though.
Every or almost every instruction video on playing Dire Straits songs assumes using finger style as per Mark Knopfler. A reasonably close approximation can be achieved using a plectrum. Close enough for ordinary punters even if not for confirmed Dire Straits diehards.
The Sultans of Swing chord progression sounds good and a passable Money for Nothing can be played with a plectrum so why the obsession with finger and thumb picking?
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