#1
Hey there!

I got a few questions regarding tapping on an acoustic (steel string), since I've been trying to learn Drifting lately. I got the tapping/percussion patterns down and all, but still wondering.

Is there any 'good' setup for a tapping acoustic guitar? Like lower action, even though that would sacrifice some tone? Certain string gauges?

Also, when I tap strings down, regarding where I tap the fret it makes this extra *pling* noise. But is it just a matter of building up finger strength to hit the notes more clear? - I know my action isn't very low, but would a lower action eliminate some of the fret noise when tapping the notes higher up the fretboard?

I'm rather green on the tapping area, so any helpful input is appreciated
#2
the best thing for taping on an acoustic is to have a lot of power, and that extra sound is probably the string slapping the other frets
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#3
The other *pling* is the other side of the string resonating. Not much you can do about it. A helpful tip, though, is to dampen the strings behind the nut, i.e. with a bandana or something. Antoine Dufour does so and it helps.
#5
Cheers for the input :-)

I've experienced, that this *pling* is reduced a lot when I tap near the 'fret-end' (Couldn't make up a better word for that, sorry), so I'll just keep going with the precision and practice ^^
Also, I didn't have anything to stuff in between the nut, but I'll definitely try it out sometime.
#6
If you are mic'd up and recording with a non-electric acoustic guitar, you can slide a small piece of foam, like 1/2" by 2" behind the nut and the pegs to keep them from resonating. I've had them come through on a really sensitive condensor mic before.