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    You can certainly hear it on this video.

    https://youtu.be/d8kWikkgR4s

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    Yikes, you certainly can! Sounds like a Florida scoop is in order.

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    That thing needs a valve job.
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    I'll never understand people who are all about pick click.

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    Yup. It's Floridaectomy time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSausage View Post
    I'll never understand people who are all about pick click.
    Maybe my sense of appreciation is misdirected but pick click can be very distracting to me.
    Last edited by DHopkins; Jun-27-2018 at 9:04pm. Reason: Correction
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    Kinda like a metronome...lol

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    Default Re: Pick-click for newbies

    yeah, who needs a drummer
    pick click aside, he makes that mandolin sound ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Wilson View Post
    yeah, who needs a drummer
    pick click aside, he makes that mandolin sound ok
    As good as any plywood mando can sound, I guess. I suspect lashings of EQ involved.
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    IMHO, the pick is just another vibrating surface. When the pick moves the string, the string bends the pick, and when they release each other, they have energy to dissipate and this comes out as sound and heat.
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    I hear that a lot on those extended fret boards. But Steven Cagle sure makes that Savanah sound good, except for the clicking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanguard View Post
    Yikes, you certainly can! Sounds like a Florida scoop is in order.
    Quote Originally Posted by OldSausage View Post
    I'll never understand people who are all about pick click.

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Yup. It's Floridaectomy time!
    No, it's time for the guy to learn to pick without hitting the fingerboard.

    Notice how when the player picks single string passages he is almost moving the pick as much as when he strums a full chord.

    That's why he's getting extra noise. It's not the fingerboard extension that is at fault, but sloppy picking.

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    Yes, it could be the "florida" that we are hearing but it could also be the fingernails on his right and hitting the top of the pickguard. He plays with a very loose and open hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    Yes, it could be the "florida" that we are hearing but it could also be the fingernails on his right and hitting the top of the pickguard. He plays with a very loose and open hand.
    Or there could easily have been a squirrel tap-dancing on the table just out of shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSausage View Post
    Or there could easily have been a squirrel tap-dancing on the table just out of shot.
    Though more likely that squirrel was hippy clogging.
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    Default Re: Pick-click for newbies

    From what I remember, the late John Hartford got a very similar effect whilst playing his banjo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHopkins View Post
    Maybe my sense of appreciation is misdirected but pick click can be very distracting to me.
    Here's an edumacation for you:


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    I'm not sure why he is clicking the fretboard but he is actually a really good mandolin player and teacher and has traveled with big name bands. He is also a member of mandolin cafe. And as I mentioned earlier, I have listened to a lot of good players that hit that fretboard same way.

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    It's not the fingerboard extension that is at fault, but sloppy picking.
    I hope to be that sloppy someday

    He probably plays regularly w/o that florida extension and just went at this one same as his own. Just guessing, but he has a pretty good right hand (for BG) to me

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    It's your picking,,I think your right hand is angled to much,,I notice you click on the downstroke,,hitting the fretboard...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Wilson View Post
    Just guessing, but he has a pretty good right hand (for BG) to me
    Maybe I shouldn't have commented since I don't come from a BG POV.

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    I'm telling you all despite the clicking in this video this man can probably blow all of you away with his playing. I have heard him.
    Last edited by mee; Jun-29-2018 at 7:28am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mee View Post
    I'm telling you all despite the clicking in this video this man can probably blow all of you away with his playing. I have heard him, hi
    I doubt it, you haven't heard all of us,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.D.Nydn View Post
    I doubt it, you haven't heard all of us,,
    You are right and I apologize, but the cafe has members of all levels of playing and has always been encouraging each other and I was bothered that someone is criticizing a member they don't even know over something so trivial. Instead it should be commenting on how beautiful he makes that cheap mandolin sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mee View Post
    Instead it should be commenting on how beautiful he makes that cheap mandolin sound.
    He does that for a fact. I, unfortunately, usually have the opposite effect.
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