I took Shane's advice and tossed the picks away ,way more fun finger picking thanks for the great advice Shane .

Views: 166

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

whats a pick????  lol

Something to dig a hole with .... ;)
Guess he's just "anonymous" now.

How will we recognize him?
Only he knows ..... Only he knows ...

As a CBG nooby, I have found that I cannot get use to using a pick at all. It feels too cumbersome and hindering for what I'm trying to do. So yeah, I tossed the picks too (well, I actually kept them, but I never use them if at all). What I have noticed is that you have to play a bit harder to get the volume when not using a pick though. You also lose some of the louder "attack" sound that a pick gives. I have noticed that if I let my nails grow a bit on my fingerpicking hand, I can get a pretty nice/louder sound...but I don't like having long finger nails, LOL.

I am very much looking forward to purchasing an acoustic only CBG. I hope I can find one that I like as far as quality and sound. My current CBG has electric strings and it's just not loud enough to truly enjoy without the amp...I want to be able to jam without an amp as well. And when you're finger picking you lack the volume that a pick provides, so I hope I find a nice, loud acoustic CBG. What concerns me is that alot of CBG's that are acoustic only (with acoustic strings) sound almost like toy guitars...cheap and plinky.

A good compromise for getting used to using a pick is to use one of those square tabs they put on wrapped bread to close the bag, the hole and slit gives a bit of grip and stops it from rotating in your fingers, and as they are pretty flexible, they aren't as harsh a step from finger tips to a heavy pick

I found that a bit but got use to it really quick I've have 2 that I play one the bridge I have right over the timber neck which h is quieter so u piezoed it and it sounds nice through the amp but the other with the bridge on the box lid has a banjo sound effect I just use med acoustic strings don't hear that toyis sound but each ear is different hey

The ones I've heard that sound like toys often have the plastic nylon strings...maybe I just have not come across the right one yet.

I did this long ago. The pick has advantages, but also disadvantages. 1. When playing hard and rhythmically, the muscle between the thumb and index finger gets sore. 2. When you drop a pick, do you find it, get another, or keep playing? I stopped using picks when Glenn Watt's 1 Finger Lessons started. I play in the clawhammer style, plucking the bass, strumming the other 2 strings, or take a washboard scratch approach, strumming with my hand in a claw. Withthus, I can do a more percussive, rhythmic style. Also, give a bluegrass Player an electric guitar and an amp, and I'll show you a future rocker. https://youtu.be/gW_0zbly4Cs

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation?How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

Banjo question

Started by Rose Ericson in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Titch the Clown 22 minutes ago. 46 Replies

Hubcap grounding issues

Started by Colin Trundle in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by darryl kernaghan 10 hours ago. 8 Replies

2017 Halloween Build-Off!

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by Shane Speal shanespeal.com 15 hours ago. 22 Replies

Fretting?

Started by Joe Nanzer in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Joe Nanzer on Sunday. 8 Replies

Easy DIY Cigar Box Guitar Stand by Eric Denton

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by Joe Nanzer on Friday. 3 Replies

Latest Activity

Titch the Clown replied to Rose Ericson's discussion Banjo question
"I have used both heat shrunk PET and hand drums with animal…"
21 minutes ago
Titch the Clown commented on Primitive Acoustics's video
Thumbnail

Crank Wheel Cigar Box Guitar

"This is one of the reasons I keep coming back to cigarboxnation.  Great job."
31 minutes ago
Chick Who Tinkers commented on Dave Lynas's video
Thumbnail

Postmaster 2 sample

"Sweet as :-)"
2 hours ago
Chick Who Tinkers commented on New Flowerpot Men's video
Thumbnail

Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival cover by NFM

"To be fair - I think Tina took the song over from CCR, like Aretha Franklin took RESPECT from Otis…"
2 hours ago
Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear commented on CaptnCatfish's video
Thumbnail

2nd German Cigarboxguitar Festival in Pleutersbach 2017

"Mein Dank an eine fantastiche Video! Looks like a great time was had by all."
3 hours ago
Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear liked CaptnCatfish's video
3 hours ago
Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear commented on Alan Hergert's video
Thumbnail

CBG #37 -- Avo Uvezian 6 string

"I like it! Three, four, six, two, one or thirty-seven, I like 'em all! Did you build this one?…"
3 hours ago
Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear liked Alan Hergert's video
3 hours ago
Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear liked New Flowerpot Men's video
3 hours ago
Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear commented on New Flowerpot Men's video
Thumbnail

Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival cover by NFM

"Never knew this was a CCR song. I always hear Tina singing this one. Shows what I know! One thing I…"
3 hours ago
Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear commented on Dave Lynas's video
Thumbnail

Postmaster 2 sample

"Not surprising that she's your new favourite Dave! Sounding as sweet as apple pie. With extra…"
4 hours ago
Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear liked Dave Lynas's video
4 hours ago

Music

Loading…

© 2017   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service