The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #76616   Message #1360526
Posted By: GUEST
18-Dec-04 - 01:52 PM
Thread Name: Guitar right hand technique
Subject: RE: Guitar right hand technique
I've played with a thumbpick and fingers for over forty years. In all that time I've played my small Martin O-16. The only time I ever felt the need for more volume was playing in a string band. Bought a Guild Dreadnought.

Turns out my spunky Martin was loud enough, put out a much better sound, made the bands sound better and was easier for me to play.

I don't understand the need for high volume. You can hear a reasonable guitar base line under virtually any banjo or fiddle. And a solo break is a solo break -- nobody's playing louder than you are at that point.