On many modern gypsy guys' recordings, most notably Romane's, the ratio of pick noise to the sound of plucked note is much higher than what can be heard in django's recordings. At first, I thought this had to do with the quality of the recording, but if you listen to solo django or django recordings of high quality, there really isn't that much pick noise. By pick noise, I guess I'm talking about the sound of the pick hitting/resting on the string after the stroke. Romane uses 11s...does that have anything to do with it?
I have a hunch that it might not have anything to do with string guage, but technique. Any thoughts?
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