The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #145019   Message #3353684
Posted By: Bernard
21-May-12 - 06:40 AM
Thread Name: Instruments: plectrums/picks
Subject: RE: Tech: plectrums/picks
"I always thought that playing with those steel finger pick things sounded like throwing a harpsichord down the stairs."

Sir Thomas Beecham once said 'A harpsichord sounds like a bird cage being played with a toasting fork'!!

Fingerpicks I've never been able to get on with, and I only use a (nylon) plectrum on my mandolin. I play guitar and five string banjo with my fingers (fingernails if I have them!!).