#1
I use a medium gauge dunlop pick. I was wondering the difference between thick and thin picks though.
#2
Thick, sharp picks are good for soloing, while thin picks are cool for chording.
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#4
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Thick, sharp picks are good for soloing, while thin picks are cool for chording.

I always find it when at concerts a lot of the guitarists have thrown out very very thin picks - I've caught Stratovarius, Children of Bodom and Firewind picks and their guitarists are amazingly talented. I cannot use thin ones for soloing whatsoever, dunno why.
#5
Thickness.

Apparently thickness does something or other for tone.

I just use thick ones because I don't wear through them as fast.
#6
I love dunlop nylon .60's (the dark gray ones). Thin and flexible, but not flimsy. I find these more useable overall for myself. I find strumming very fluent and full rythms on my acoustics much easier to strum with these than with "regular" guage picks and I also find them great for sweeps and tremolo picking. I seem to break my strings less when using thinner picks like the nylon .60 and the picks break on me a lot more often than strings, which is easier on the pockets.

The only thing I prefer thick picks for are pinch harmonics. The nylons tend to bend on me when I try pinch harmonics with them, which usually results in absolute failure lol.
Thicker picks also make your strums louder.
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#7
I like them as hard as possible, because i like to feel in control over chords and stuff
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#8
its hard to play fast with thin picks for me personally...they always bend to much for really fast alternate picking
#9
I've been using this planet waves extra heavy pick for almost 2 years
it's perfect...

i tend to use my fender extra heavy for leads

but i;ve noticed i've been using dunlop .38 for sweeps

i get a weird echoy sound
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#10
About a half a millimetre.
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Thick picks are stiffer, I prefer them for fast rhythm work.
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#12
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about a millimeter. A whole one, mr stabxyou


Now that's a thick pick.
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#13
I'm extremley good at tremelo picking and I use really thin picks. If you get used to them they can give you so many benifits. Sweep picking is also easier. I use .50 mm Dunlop picks.
#14
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Now that's a thick pick.

I used to think the 1.14 jazz were thick, now i found the joys of 2.5mm, and want to try 3. It's a slippery slope
#15
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I used to think the 1.14 jazz were thick, now i found the joys of 2.5mm, and want to try 3. It's a slippery slope


I like a 3 for bass, and 1.14 sharkfins for guitar.
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#16
1mm Dunlop blue tortex ftw
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#17
The difference is the feel and sound. I personally find small, thick picks (Dunlop stubbies) great for soloing and also metal rhythm, while thin picks I prefer for strumming and playing rock/blues type rhythm.
#18
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I used to think the 1.14 jazz were thick, now i found the joys of 2.5mm, and want to try 3. It's a slippery slope


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#19
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I always find it when at concerts a lot of the guitarists have thrown out very very thin picks - I've caught Stratovarius, Children of Bodom and Firewind picks and their guitarists are amazingly talented. I cannot use thin ones for soloing whatsoever, dunno why.

Exactly, they throw away the ones they don't want
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#20
I prefer .73 mm picks because they don't bend as easily as the really thin ones. Thicker ones are cool, but they seem to drag across the strings too much for me.
#21
y'know...i should do a good, full, statistical analysis of the accuracy of pick thickness. see how close the companies really are at ".60 mm"

find a good std. deviation, get a bell curve going, run some t-tests on different batches, the whole nine yards.
#22
I use a 2.05 Jazzmaster. Its a great pick, does the world. I never thought I would be a heavy pick man, but was I wrong.
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#23
Typically, metal and hard rock is done with pretty thick picks. However, BFMV play with .50s. It's really all about personal preference, but you really cant go wrong with Dunlop Tortex .73
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