Re: Upstroke Technique
There have been discussions about this before, including a fairly lengthy, and somewhat entertaining, thread on the Mando Hangout. I'm not even sure why this is argued. In 35 years of playing mandolin, I have never found a logical reason to strike only one string. They are in pairs for a reason. It's part of what gives the mandolin a unique tone. Without the pairs, it would sound much like a steel string ukulele (with about half of the normal volume). And also, who really has the ability to single out one string of a pair when playing at normal speed?
2013 J Bovier A5 Special w/ToneGard
D'Addario FW-74 flatwound strings
Red Bear "Big Picker" Heavy w/no bevel
1993 Oriente HO-20 hybrid double bass
Small body guitar converted to octave mandolin