Hey FPers!Could use some advice, or just start a discussion, on the merits of strum patterns that go both up and down, versus Boom-Chuck with straight down strokes.I bring this up as I have recently broken the habit of resting my wrist on the bridge after many years of struggle. The result is that I am faster, cleaner, and am now able to play with a heavier pick. I now imitate the Brian Sutton model with a pinky posted to the pick guard.While this has made my speed on fiddle tunes and…See More
"I got my Wegen Bluegrass Picks and started using them - and I can really see the difference - very happy I made the switch!. With the beveled edge, this forces me to maintain the correct grip rather than the way the medium pick was moving in…"
Tom Meier is now a member of Flatpicking Guitar Network
"I have noticed that others have shared what I have experienced - when it is a fiddle tune or lots of single string runs, I drop the pinky - but when its straight rhythm with strums - I go free hand. I really like the way my D-28 rings out when…"
"I'm still using the Wegen TF-120. I have yet to find anything that produces a better tone on my Martin acoustics, and the last so much longer than standard picks do, they're worth the price.
I started playing electric guitars…"
"When I first got started, I got one of the Steve Kauffman Homespun tapes where he recommended a medium pick, so that's what I've always used. However, now that I am reading these posts and trying to really improve rather than just…"
"I am so very sad and sorry to see only 98 members here; out of all the must-be millions of fans worldwide. If you're reading my comment, right now, and you haven't, at least taken the time to invite friends here to share, well, shame on…"