#1
I've been really big on Paramore lately.

What are some good picks for that sorta genre?
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#2
FFS there strings, choose one's that you like, there's way to many to just say "here, use these". Try out a bunch and choose the one's you like most
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#3
I'd say mediums.

Since thins are better for chugging and tremolo picking IMO. And not many punk bands really do any of that...

And heavies... I dont know what the hell those are for.
#4
Try a quarter or other pocket change.

It's the same as strings, ALL preference.
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#5
any pick will do what you make it do.

a pic will not change your tone a whole lot, its in your fingers
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#6
Paramore isn't punk...

But, thick picks are good for fast rhythm playing. Thin picks are too floppy for fast, tight rhythm and trem picking, at least in my experience.
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#7
Once again, ANYTHING works. Just use what you like the best.

By the way, Paramore is pop.
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Paramore isn't punk...

But, thick picks are good for fast rhythm playing. Thin picks are too floppy for fast, tight rhythm and trem picking, at least in my experience.


I mostly agree with you. I use thins, Brain .53 mm and I play pretty fast music, lots of Silverstein and From Autumn to Ashes. And they use a fair amount of chugging and riffing.

In my own music, I tremolo pick. Infact, so does my guitar teacher. We use the same picks. I have a difficult time tremolo picking with a thicker pick. I broke many strings tremolo picking with a thick pick.

And the only time i ever feel the need to use heavy pick is when I really want my chords to ring out and I feel like I'm beating my strings to death. Which is a fun, sick feeling.

Sooo... since punk really doesn't have much going for it besides chords and "epic" octave solo's... I'd say mediums and thicker mediums (.70mm-.80mm) would be fine...
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I mostly agree with you. I use thins, Brain .53 mm and I play pretty fast music, lots of Silverstein and From Autumn to Ashes. And they use a fair amount of chugging and riffing.

In my own music, I tremolo pick. Infact, so does my guitar teacher. We use the same picks. I have a difficult time tremolo picking with a thicker pick. I broke many strings tremolo picking with a thick pick.

And the only time i ever feel the need to use heavy pick is when I really want my chords to ring out and I feel like I'm beating my strings to death. Which is a fun, sick feeling.

Sooo... since punk really doesn't have much going for it besides chords and "epic" octave solo's... I'd say mediums and thicker mediums (.70mm-.80mm) would be fine...


I always use 1.14s, anything thinner feels floppy and lacks the tip control I'm used to.

But, I think we're sort of underscoring the point, everyone's preferences are different and the only way to know is to try a bunch and see what works for you.

Regarding trem picking and chugs, there's lots of it in some genres of punk, other genres have none whatsoever.
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#10
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I have a difficult time tremolo picking with a thicker pick. I broke many strings tremolo picking with a thick pick.

You're probably doing something wrong if you're breaking the ****ing strings just trem picking.