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Old 29th April 2009
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This is a question I'm pondered many times. And I've come up with a few answers, while using a mic with a presence boost, what I do is:

1) Use my fingers to strum. You would be surprised how well the finger nails work for recording acoustic strumming.

2) Change the angle of the pick attack. Or even change the direction of how you hold it. I tend to hold picks 'turned around', so the rounded side is what I'm picking with. This also eliminates many of the issues with pick attacks and guitar noise from hitting the pick guard or sound hole on accident.

3) Use a jazz pick. Those small picks that have less of a surface area.