#1
See I have a few hard 1.1-ish tortex picks I never use but when I switched my strings to slinky ones, both the thin and thick picks work fine.

I was wondering what combination you guys use?
I hate my previous setup with normal strings and thick picks. They were too resistant and my wrist would hurt less than 2 hrs of practice. With my current setup I'm able to practice >4 hours straight!!
#2
Thin strings + thin picks =

I hate and I mean HATE thick picks. I just can't stand them. The thickest I use are 0.60 dunlop Tortex. And I'm pretty sure I'm going to get some 0.50 the next time I have to get some.

For strings I use Earnie Ball Power Slinky 11-48 and that are by far the best strings I've ever played. On my electric.
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#6
I use 10-46 in drop c and D standard, and 60-8 on my 7 string tuned half step down(27" scale).

I use mad dog brain picks. They are 1.14mm with grip on each side.

I like my strings a bit loose,and my picks a bit hard.
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#7
I use 10-46 earnie ball slinkies and a fender medium. I use to use really thin picks and 9s but I can't stand the floppyness of the pick any more and like the tone of the thicker strings.
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#8
10 gauge for standard tuning and 12 gauge for dropped B tuning. I use Ultex Jazz III's.
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#9
Tried thin picks and found they were as much use as pork sandwiches at a Barmitzvah.

Now I use only the marble from the graves of orphans on strings that can hold the Golden Gate aloft.
It's an opinion. It's subjective. And I'm right, anyway.
#10
How on earth can your pick affect your wrist to this degree?

Quote by jedi_obigwan
See I have a few hard 1.1-ish tortex picks I never use but when I switched my strings to slinky ones, both the thin and thick picks work fine.

I was wondering what combination you guys use?
I hate my previous setup with normal strings and thick picks. They were too resistant and my wrist would hurt less than 2 hrs of practice. With my current setup I'm able to practice >4 hours straight!!
#11
Masturbating between solos?
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#12
Quote by jedi_obigwan
I hate my previous setup with normal strings and thick picks. They were too resistant and my wrist would hurt less than 2 hrs of practice. With my current setup I'm able to practice >4 hours straight!!


I think you may be holding the pick incorrectly. There really is no incorrect ways, just better ways.
If you use heavy picks, you have to choke up on them. I hold my pick sideways so part or the back is hitting the string. There's about 1/8" of my pick visible.
What genre(s) do you play?

The wrist hurting is most likely because of improper techniques, or the pain is just natural.
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#13
Well I can't play yet fast but I'm currently practicing Technical Difficulties and some easier Jrock (Siam Shade, Wada Kouji) songs.
#14
i use dunlop jazz III's and ernie ball 10-52's on all my electrics bar the strat which is 10-48.

its all personal preference.
#15
I used to use .60 for ages on gauge 10s then I moved to .73 and felt like I had tons more control.. and then recently I moved to gauge 12 strings again and bought 1.14 picks and now I have tons of control in both playing and picking.
#16
Dunlop Jazz 3 for precision, with Elixir Mediums because I drop tune and find playing chunky strings makes me more accurate.

I play rhythm focused riffs, and have a progressive metal attitude. I like the hard hitting, percussive and sharp high gain sound, and the jazz 3s work pretty well for that.
Last edited by baumaxx1 at Apr 5, 2011,
#17
Thin strings are dumb.
D'addario 11's
Dunlop .60 tortex or .90 ultex, depending on my mood, and if the gnomes are being considerate.
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#18
.12-.54 on my First Act Guitars (C#)

.13-.56 on my Electra and my Guild (D Standard)

.11-.50 on my Les Paul

2.75mm or 4.75mm picks
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