On my last question about fretted versus non-fretted....the response actually overwhelmed me. (Must have been an interesting topic that folks have serious opinions about.)
So now I ask:
When my fretted 3-string guitar gets here, I plan on playing mostly slide.
1. Should I plan on using thumb and finger picks? (What are the pros and cons?)
2. If I do end up using Finger picks....metal or plastic? (What are the pros and cons?)
This should be an interesting journey....I have never held a guitar of any sorts and do not read music. And yes, I have just received Keni's CD and was up until 2 a.m. last night watching them.
I'm just learning to play my builds...(never played any stringed instruments before I built my first one in March of this year) and would say that it depends on how loud you want it to sound and what kind of sound you are looking for. When I use a pick it's just a conventional flat pick, but sometimes prefer the mellower sound of finger tip picking. Try it both ways, and any other ways you think of and find what works best for you.
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