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Thread #57003   Message #1161992
Posted By: GUEST,Andy
14-Apr-04 - 09:56 PM
Thread Name: Finger/Thumb Picks
Subject: RE: Tech: Finger/Thumb Picks
I get better accuracy and "feel" with nails, and my style uses vigorous downstrokes, which you can't do with any fingerpick I've seen. Bare fingers don't give me the ring and volume I want. I've been forced to acrylics since my own nails aren't up to steels strings. The problem with an acrylic thumb nail is bad picking angle, resulting in snapping the string unpleasantly. Guess that's why Martin Simpson uses a thumb pick with his acrylic fingernails. But I've never mastered accuracy nor gotten the touch I want when using a thumbpick. I've never solved this problem.
All the best,
Andy