Grab, 'tis not the same alas...Strings are too skinny and spacing is too close, and plucking like a bass player does (well most do I suspect) results in false triggers when the string upward of the plucked string is hit. You can try to avoid that, but it takes a very different classical guitar like technique...haven't seen that many bass players using it, though some do.
I feel your pain. Bass is my first instrument.I use to play some complicated stuff (RUSH, Maiden) but there is no way I could pull it off on the YRG. I mostly play simple bass patterns 1/4 and 1/8 notes roots and 5ths and walking lines.