You know I watched Devon here and I noticed that he plays close to the bridge like I do:
Was wondering your guys thought on this? I know the “big boys” get a bit close to the sound hole, like right on the edge, but when I play here (close to the sound hole) I tend to get more of a “washed out sound” on my D18…and it’s hard to get a washed out sound on a D18 when speaking of the bass strings!
I like the sound of the 3rd- 6th strings playing this close to the bridge, but hate the “thin” metallic sound I get out of the first two strings in doing so.
So have you guys found out that certain guitars require a different area to pick in relative to the sound?
Is this a bad habit?
Do some of us naturally slide back towards the bridge to get better string tension for faster picking (mimics string tension of capo’n 2)?
I’m a fairly short fellow and playing a big ol’ dread like the D18 or D28 really does not permit me to have enough arm length to play closer to the sound hole and be comfortable. Only way I can comfortably get up around the sound hole is to slightly angle the guitar back towards me.
Oh, and I hope I don’t offend you Devon, just seen you play close to the bridge like me and since you put up the video I figured I’d link to it so others could understand what I was talking about…nice pickin’ man!