#1
As I'm playing a 12 string guitar, it's very difficult to finger pick and it doesn't produce the same sound as a pick. There are so many songs, that I want to play and was used to play, when I had a 6 string acoustic guitar, including finger picking. How to avoid it? How to play with a pick to get a similar sound?
Let's take Metallica's "Fade to black" for example (I have bolded the places, where finger picking is needed):
e| -------------0-------------|-----------0-------------|-----------3-----[B]3[/B]--[B]3[/B]|
B|.-0--1--------------------1-|(1)--1-----------------0-|(0)--3---------------|
G| -2-----2-----------0--2----|-0---------------0--2----|-[B]0[/B]---------------[B]2[/B]--[B]0[/B]|
D|.-2--------2-----2----------|-2------2-----2----------|--------0-----0------|
A| -0-------------------------|-3-----------------------|---------------------|
E| ---------------------------|-------------------------|-[B]3[/B]-------------------|
e |-------------------|
B |----------0--(1)/3-|
G |-[B]0[/B]--------0--(2)/4-|
D |----2--------------|
A |-------2-----------|
E |-[B]0[/B]-----------------|

The same is for "Nothing else matters" and "Welcome home (sanitarium)".

Thank you!
#2
hybrid pick
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#3
well you could try a thicker pick i suppose
or try playing with your fingernail
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#4
I still use a pick, just either block out the other strings in between or use your ring finger to play the other string. Hope that made sense
#5
The thing is, you can't get the correct sound with a 12 string guitar, if you finger pick. It's difficult picking two strings at once with your finger. Growing my nails is probably the best idea, but I was hoping to get some alternative tabs, as it's a very known song.
Thanks!
#6
I always play 'Fade to black' with a plectrum these days. For the first parts of each bar I play it more like a rake of the chord instead of a strum, dragging and flicking the pick rather than keeping a steady wrist. It doesn't sound perfect with the recording for the G but it's good enough for just playing around with the piece.

Keep the G as just the four strings (3,2,0,0,x,x) and same with the Em (0,2,2,0,x,x) and it should sound decent.

As for the end of the G bar I just do -0h2p0- on the G string as the G on the high e still rings through and it doesn't sound out of place within the rest of the section because it pretty much continues the theme created in the first two bars.
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