Experimental plucking style(s)

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by psi, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. psi


    Mar 11, 2005
    New Jersey
    I've been brainstorming about how you could get the pick-sound by using your fingers. I think maybe wearing a thimble or some sort of metal covers over your fingers would be a cool experiment. Just gotta make sure you don't damage your pickups.

    Anyone else experiment with new plucking styles, or know of any?
  2. psi


    Mar 11, 2005
    New Jersey
    bump; anyone?
  3. NOISE!


    Jun 20, 2004
    In your mind
    Make like you are holding a pick, and use your index fingernail as a pick.
  4. could just do a wooten, turn up loud and hit the strings with the knuckle in your thumb... but if you want it to sound like a pick... use a pick...
  5. Kelly Coyle

    Kelly Coyle Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2004
    Mankato, MN
    They make finger picks, metal or plastic.
  6. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    I'm using a thumbpick at the moment: trying to get the thumb+index+middle picking technique going (a la Matt Garrison and Dominique di Piazza).
  7. Goldsac


    Mar 15, 2004
    The 'Hill
    With the right tone, you can get double thumping to sound pretty pick-like.