Learning to play fingerpicking with Thumb & 2 fingers with slide on the ring finger. I've always played with a pick, or Thumb & Index finger. Adding another ...

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Comment by Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson on November 6, 2019 at 2:54am

Thanks AGP # :)) ~ Good idea for wider string spacing at the nut end with those bridges if you always use a pick. However if fingerpicking, also making a new backplate for the saddles with wider spacings seems the obvious answer. I discussed this with John (Red Dog Gits) on his recent blogpost regarding making home-made aluminium backplates. I like single coil pickups so grounding strings is then an issue. He uses humbuckers so not so much. It's an idea though. (The blogpost has now strangely disappeared)

Comment by AGP # on November 5, 2019 at 4:04pm

"Yep! Denbo", as you know, we both share the Fat Short Finger Ham Fisted Syndrome, on my builds, I usually space my strings 14mm apart at the bridge and 15mm apart at the Nut, the exception being when I use the 3 or 4 String Hardtail Bridges I buy online (and love to use when I can), the Bridge spacing on them is around 11 to 12 mm, but I still space the strings 15 mm apart at the Nut, which seems to work OK for me, but having said that, I don't do a lot of actual Finger Fretting, it's nearly all Slide in my case!  :-)

Comment by Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson on October 31, 2019 at 3:15am

Thanks Derek & Jason! Support much appreciated :D

Comment by Jason Mills on October 31, 2019 at 1:14am

Sounds bluesy good :-)

Comment by Derek Rose on October 30, 2019 at 8:09pm

Nice picking, Denbo!

Comment by Clarky on October 30, 2019 at 11:11am

Thanks Denbo I'm honoured!  I've built around 100 CBGs and a few since that one but it's the one I always play.  I think there was a bit of luck involved in it but it worked out good.

Comment by Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson on October 30, 2019 at 10:42am

Thanks Clarky! I'm persevering with the fingers. The guitar is the second one I built based on yours! except 3 strings :))

Comment by Clarky on October 30, 2019 at 10:03am

Very nice Denbo, fingerpicking is pretty hard work to learn.  Nice crisp tone and lovely looking guitar too.

Comment by Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson on October 30, 2019 at 2:11am

Thanks for the likes Eric & Keith much appreciated :))

Comment by Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson on October 30, 2019 at 2:10am

Hey Andries thanks for the support! My playing's not exactly up to "Ekertone" standard but it's coming together. BTW I've tried singing often, believe me you wouldn't like it. As a boy I was in choirs! Still young when my voice broke in more ways than one :D

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