Finger style + effects ?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by AllodoX, Oct 10, 2001.

  1. How do you make your effects sounds better when playing with fingerstyle ?

    i like the way fingerstyle plays, but i also love the way an overdrive sounds with a pick.. how do you combine these ? if i play with the finger + overdrive, it misses the " kick " in the beginning of the note.. not much attack, but much sustain
  2. Lay it down on the strings with your fingers, almost slap them rather then making shorter finger soft strokes just go and reach above the strings then come down on them. Also try drop tunning a half or whole step down, I find that puts more of a percussive attack into fingerstyle.

    Slaping is also good for getting that punch a heavier pick gets.
  3. play closer to the bridge...that's what i do!
  4. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    don't cut your nails
  5. ColdYinTiger


    Jul 15, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    Strum with your fingers and thumb!
  6. I'd like to add something; stainless steel strings get a really punchy sound and succeed in getting that heavy tone.