Let me start this by saying by no means do I think I am even close to being an accomplished gypsy style player. So don't take this post a heady attempt to gain recognition. I only would like to express my thoughts and hope to gain some insight from any and all of you that have to offer your knowledge.
As many of you might know from some of my resent posts I have acquired a new instrument. I have spent the last weeks setting it up by building a bridge and slowly setting the action. Last night I took part in a jam and noted some frustrating issues with my playing.
The first I attribute to getting used to a new instrument. This new guitar is really different then any I have owned or played for any extended period of time. The neck is thick and the tone is really gypsy. The action is where it should be but feels really high and sluggish to me. I'm not sure why it just does. So I'm struggling with re learning on this guitar. I say relearning because I have been trying to implement gypsy picking to my playing.
This brings me to my second frustration. I know you have all heard it many times before form many other players but this just feel wrong. I know it has to be right as I look and hear good players that use this picking style. So I feel like I have taken 2 steps back from where I was... which was not really that far anyway. : ) So if any of you have had this experience please think of this post as your circle of support. I know I need it.