Chicken Pickin' Action...

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by Texicaster, May 11, 2019.

  1. Texicaster

    Texicaster Tele-Meister

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    ¡Bueno!

    I'm learning chicken pickin' via Josh Loughlin on Truefire.

    I thought my action was on the high side but I'm finding it difficult to deaden strings especially up the neck. I'm a 4/64" (why don't the specs say 1/16"~) via Fender set up specs. I can get an ok snap with finger picking but imagine it could be better...

    I think I need to fine tune my set up as well as my Tele has been exposed to some extremes in weather as of late.

    Approximately what if your action for chicken pickin'?

    ¡Gracias!

    TEX
     
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  2. G-52

    G-52 Tele-Meister

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    I believe as your middle and ring finger callouse, the more force you’ll have. I’ve learned volumes from Jason Loughlin on Truefire:)
     
  3. boredguy6060

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    The set up gauge that I have has a section that you use for measuring string height is scaled in 64th’s.
    It’s easier when measuring string height at the 12th fret to just count how many marks differences between the fret top and string bottom. You can then just make the mental reduction to 16th’s.
     
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    Hey Tex, me too! I bought the Lead Guitar Survival Guide when it was on sale recently at TrueFire. I am on Lesson 1 (and probably will be on it for a few weeks), but I am already learning things and seeing improvement!
     
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