yes, lets flog that dead old horse just once more shall we .
i use a thumbpick, but very often i will use it the normal way at home, i.e. picking with the thumb and using the fingers on the other strings, ie fingerstyle..
but then gigging in order to get the volume i revert to picking and strumming, still using the thumbpick (its a Herco medium pick) theyre great .. and just using fingerrs occasionally... the reason i do this is the volume just DIES DIES DIES when i pick with the fingers.. this would be for tracks with backing tracks and a second guitarist too, so the guitar has to cut through you know what i mean??
and it works live too, but i have to say the sound of the thumbpick + fingers is SO much better. when youre just playing at home you really hear that, anyone picking away in that kind of setup?? i dont just mean a one guitar fingerstyle setup.. but a full band sound with backing tracks etc..??
what would help? a compressor on teh guitar? eq pedal to boost when finger picking.?? any suggestions?