#1
I don't know how many people do this, but I'm just going to try to be helpful. A trick I use to get better dynamics and speedier picking is pick sharpening. What I do is take the pick and brush it across coarse sandpaper, then I'll run it across a basic low-grade carpet ( not your all white St. Ives carpet ) Do this until smooth and all left-over pick strands are gone. It should only take 1-3 quick runs. Try not to make it to steep or round of a sharpening or you won't be able to sound or play as good.
#2
Just buy Dunlop sharps and skip all the bull****. They are the superior picks.
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#3
Quote by NorfIrIon
Just buy Dunlop sharps and skip all the bull****. They are the superior picks.


I found sharps catch on the strings a lot more, but I find the red Jazz III's to be spot on.
#4
My only problem with picks, is that I'm a sweaty bastard and it's hard for me to keep the pick from slipping around. I've tried a lot of different picks. My favorite is the Dunlop 1mm. That works great for me in cooler (or normal) conditions. But, not so well during the summer or when it's humid. Any suggestions?
#5
Quote by b-rock34
My only problem with picks, is that I'm a sweaty bastard and it's hard for me to keep the pick from slipping around. I've tried a lot of different picks. My favorite is the Dunlop 1mm. That works great for me in cooler (or normal) conditions. But, not so well during the summer or when it's humid. Any suggestions?



try cutting out little squares of sand paper and super-gluing them to the pick, or do the same with coating the top of the pick in super glue, and dipping it in fine sand.
#6
Quote by Skierinanutshel
try cutting out little squares of sand paper and super-gluing them to the pick, or do the same with coating the top of the pick in super glue, and dipping it in fine sand.


Nice idea! I'll definitely give both a try. Probably the sand first. Thanks!
#9
Quote by b-rock34
My only problem with picks, is that I'm a sweaty bastard and it's hard for me to keep the pick from slipping around. I've tried a lot of different picks. My favorite is the Dunlop 1mm. That works great for me in cooler (or normal) conditions. But, not so well during the summer or when it's humid. Any suggestions?


yeah. dunlop tortex jazz picks. Same thing, justin tortex grip....helps IMO
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#10
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OR, you could chug superglue; that way when you sweat, you'll grip even better!


Plus, the high is amazing!
#11
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OR, you could chug superglue; that way when you sweat, you'll grip even better!


Wouldn't you just get stuck to everything?
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#12
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Wouldn't you just get stuck to everything?

Yes, because that should be the first thing you worry about.
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#14
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Wouldn't you just get stuck to everything?

sry ma'am my hand is stuck to your boob we are just gonna have to live with sry.....

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#15
Quote by Skierinanutshel
try cutting out little squares of sand paper and super-gluing them to the pick, or do the same with coating the top of the pick in super glue, and dipping it in fine sand.

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Use Skateboard Grip Tape , its already sticky on the back .put it on both side of the pick , its like 5-10 $ for a 33 x10 inch sheet ( the size of a skateboard ) so you would be ok for around 100 guitar picks .

work perfectly and less trouble than using glue IMO . you can contour the part of the pick you want to make grippy and just cut .

but glue with sand paper work too .
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Last edited by Skysc at Feb 22, 2009,
#17
I just use a pick holder on my mic stand, and when I drop one, I grab another. :P
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#18
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OR, you could chug superglue; that way when you sweat, you'll grip even better!
Wouldn't it be safer to just glue it to your hand?
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