#1
So I came home from college this weekend to do some family things and I left my electric guitar up at school. At home, I have an acoustic. Now, when I got home I realized I had no guitar picks. As in 0. None. So I did a bit of thinking and thought, Brian May uses a coin, let's see how that goes. It's surprisingly REALLY comfortable. Been using a dime for the most part, but nickels are also nice for stuff that's more strumming. Anyway. Have any of you guys tried this? Also, just to clarify: This isn't gonna shock me if I try it on my electric. I'm assuming no, since Brian May does it, but I figure better to ask then to be shocked.
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#2
ive actually used a peice of wood i found outside when i first started playing guitar....but no its not going to shock you if you use it on electric
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#3
i use any card...credit card, drivers license, library card
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#4
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So I came home from college this weekend to do some family things and I left my electric guitar up at school. At home, I have an acoustic. Now, when I got home I realized I had no guitar picks. As in 0. None. So I did a bit of thinking and thought, Brian May uses a coin, let's see how that goes. It's surprisingly REALLY comfortable. Been using a dime for the most part, but nickels are also nice for stuff that's more strumming. Anyway. Have any of you guys tried this? Also, just to clarify: This isn't gonna shock me if I try it on my electric. I'm assuming no, since Brian May does it, but I figure better to ask then to be shocked.



dont worry, the strings arent really "electric"
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#6
I like using weird things to see how they sound. Using a knife to play chords slowly sounds pretty cool. I could never use coins! They were always too thick for me :/
#7
the strings arent charged with electricity! the pick-ups contain the electrical circuitry within a closed system to prevent that sort of thing happening.
i once made a pick out of the lid of an empty plastic butter pot when i ran out of picks. it was cool for a while - but it feels cheap.
#8
Yeah I know the strings aren't charged. Just making sure that there's no way the current can jump from the pickups to the strings or whatever. . Like I said, better safe than sorry. And I wouldn't be able to play with paper...too thin.
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#10
they are gonna rip and kill your strings fast. i used to use a metal pick and it sounds awesome all metally, but the strings get worn out and scratched up and the thinner strings break if you strum them too hard. i really wouldnt recommend it unless you change your strings every day.
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#11
I can't stand anything but a thick tortex pick.

Nothing else.
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#16
My fingers? I really never use anything other than a regular pick. I tried coins, but they just don't work for me.
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#17
Quote by erkdoken
Yeah I know the strings aren't charged. Just making sure that there's no way the current can jump from the pickups to the strings or whatever. . Like I said, better safe than sorry. And I wouldn't be able to play with paper...too thin.

Please tell me that was sarcasm.

i always leave a pick in my wallet, I couldn't stand the sound coins made.
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Please tell me that was sarcasm.

i always leave a pick in my wallet, I couldn't stand the sound coins made.

yep, my picks are in my wallet too...
#20
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I can't stand anything but a thick tortex pick.

Nothing else.



anybody else this picky? I won't use anything but the green dunlop tortexs. i used to only use dunlop gator grips (still ONLY use those on bass). I got a 12 pack of fender heavy picks in my stocking for christmas.......I've been trying to use them, and do like them, but find sometimes I have a problem keeping a grip on them. they either slide or i feel like i can't hold them how i like. same shape as the dunlops too!
weird, huh?
#21
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i used that one time...the son of a ***** snapped my e and b string during a chord progression
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#22
If I don't have a pick available I use my fingers.I actually use my fingers a lot when playing blues or jazz,it just gives a nice sound.

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#23
Quote by Pr0gNut
If I don't have a pick available I use my fingers.I actually use my fingers a lot when playing blues or jazz,it just gives a nice sound.


yeah i tried using my fingers...i just end up treating it like if i was playing slap bass on a guitar

that or popping it
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#24
I play with whatever crap is lying around. Coins, USB drives, once my phone, another time a steak knife, my fingers, broken string, pedal(s), drumsticks, wire clippers, magnets(that was a fun night. XP) I even made a pick out of paper once.

Looking back, while a pick may be the most comfortable, I've gotten myself some funky sounds with junk...
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#26
Quote by heretic-clown
yeah i tried using my fingers...i just end up treating it like if i was playing slap bass on a guitar

that or popping it


I play a lot of metal,but I have a very heavy classical /Spanish style background,so I love finger picking.I will admit that I've slapped my 7 string a couple times just for the lulz though

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#27
Quote by Pr0gNut
I play a lot of metal,but I have a very heavy classical /Spanish style background,so I love finger picking.I will admit that I've slapped my 7 string a couple times just for the lulz though



its actually pretty fun....makes me wish i never got rid of the bass i had
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#28
Quote by heretic-clown
its actually pretty fun....makes me wish i never got rid of the bass i had



Yeah it is fun,but I get burned out on it fast,I suck at bass

I always find myself playing guitar riffs on it.

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#30
I don't really experiment with something other than my pick and my fingers.

But I play with picks held sideways, round side on strings.
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#31
Quote by tmfiore
I can't stand anything but a thick tortex pick.

Nothing else.

+1
used to use coins
stopped.
#32
Quote by scarecrow937
anybody else this picky? I won't use anything but the green dunlop tortexs. i used to only use dunlop gator grips (still ONLY use those on bass). I got a 12 pack of fender heavy picks in my stocking for christmas.......I've been trying to use them, and do like them, but find sometimes I have a problem keeping a grip on them. they either slide or i feel like i can't hold them how i like. same shape as the dunlops too!
weird, huh?

Same here. I played a medium pick, and didn't like it. Forget light picks.

I just go to the local shop and buy a bunch of thick purple picks.
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Quote by erkdoken
So I came home from college this weekend to do some family things and I left my electric guitar up at school. At home, I have an acoustic. Now, when I got home I realized I had no guitar picks. As in 0. None. So I did a bit of thinking and thought, Brian May uses a coin, let's see how that goes. It's surprisingly REALLY comfortable. Been using a dime for the most part, but nickels are also nice for stuff that's more strumming. Anyway. Have any of you guys tried this? Also, just to clarify: This isn't gonna shock me if I try it on my electric. I'm assuming no, since Brian May does it, but I figure better to ask then to be shocked.


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#35
Teeth FTW. I use wooden picks, I have a few imitation bone ones too, And a case full of fender 20th aniversery picks, A Zakk Wylde signed pick, a Jason Newstead Ozzy bass pick A Sex Pistols pick and... a Mr Hankey pick.
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