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What kind of flatpick do you use?

Ah, the ultimate flatpicking nerd question--well, right after what kind of guitar do you play.

Started by Scott Nygaard

93 Apr 2, 2013
Reply by kevin

Tortex vs. Gravity picks

Okay, so Chris at Gravity sent me two free picks in the mail, a Classic standard 1.1 and a Classic standard .75. I put some files on soundc…

Started by Diamond Dave

3 Mar 9, 2013
Reply by kevin

New to Fiddle Tunes

I'm ready to learn my first fiddle tune and am looking for recommendations on tunes that would be good for an intermediate player. I've lis…

Started by Mark Kennedy

4 Jan 7, 2013
Reply by Mark Kennedy

What tunes are you working on?

Besides trying to learn a few of my own tunes for an upcoming recording project, my latest fingerbuster is Chris Thile's "The Eleventh Reel…

Started by Scott Nygaard

18 Dec 30, 2012
Reply by kevin

Product review -- Pickmaster: makes picks from old credit/debit cards

Anyone here used the Pickmaster? Makes standard-shaped guitar  picks from old credit/debit cards. I got one very cheap on discount and just…

Started by Beth Hamon

0 Dec 3, 2012

Help me to define "flat-picking"

I have always used a pick to play ... simply cannot play fingerstyle for some reason.   Anyway, I was originally thinking that flat-picking…

Started by Jud Hair

6 Jul 21, 2011
Reply by Michael T. Swisher

How do you hold your flat pick?

I'd like to know how different folks hold their flat picks.  Variables might include: How much pick you expose Whether you keep your wrist…

Started by Forrest Anderson

10 May 29, 2011
Reply by Ken Bellingham

Shoulder pickin vs pointy end pickin

Okay, I admit I am only 4 months into guitar playing.  I have read that most people hear a difference in sound produced when they pick with…

Started by Janice Hamilton

8 Nov 22, 2010
Reply by Anton Emery

country rhythm

I have a newbie flatpicking question.  I'm learning country/bluegrass rhythm, taking the next step beyond basic alternating bass with singl…

Started by Mark Miller

2 Jun 8, 2010
Reply by Janice Hamilton


Any recommendations on new blues artist that I can turn on to?

Started by Gary Thomas

6 May 26, 2010
Reply by Michael T. Swisher


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