Thanks to all. I've been playing off and on for years also banjo and bass. Been a bluegrasser at one time and I guess I still hear the Martin sound in my head but I bought this to learn some fingerpicking techniques. I will give some of these ideas a shot. Thanks again!
My recently purchased, 6 year old, US made Taylor 214e is starting to irritate. I love the feel and I love the sound, UNTIL I use a flat pick. Way too bright. I would even say tinny sounding. I heard phosphor bronze would help. I just put on some black diamond PBs and its even worse. When fingerpicking its fine. Any solutions? Different strings? Replace the saddle? Buy a Martin? Oops...can't do that. Thanks for any suggestions