Them Strings Hurt

My cousin Ryan is crashing with us tonight on his way back to grad school in Ohio. Much like last time, we had a great time staying up too late diddling around on a couple of guitars. Also much like last time, I discovered I have zero calluses on my fretting hand these days.

I should really start trying to find time to play more often.

My tip for any acoustic guitarists out there, try the Jim Dunlop Nylon Standard picks. I prefer the .88mm – soft enough to mute the pick/string click you get with hard plastic picks but still stiff enough to pick with. If you’re mainly playing rhythm, the .73′s are worth trying out as well. For electric, I like the Tortex Black Gold Standard.