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RE: Attn: Guitarists

>well, it's a completely different approach, you know? chet atkins and
>lindsey buckingham (of fleetwood mac) both play with their fingers in a
>classical style and they sound great. robert smith of the cure uses his
>thumb as a pick, and alan sparhawk of low does the same. put you loose 
>of the bright attack-y sound, and depending on what you are doing, you
>need it to cut through the mix.

Jeff Beck has been fingerpicking for years. Apparently he dropped his pick
at a gig, discovered he could still play, finished the gig and keep playing
without it.