#1
Hi,

Just wondering why my guitar pick (bought a pack of them) keep wearing out? They're mediums and start off nice and pointy, and after about a motnh of use they become so rounded and it's difficult to play.

Is it just a matter of crap quality guitar picks or is it normal?

Thanks lol.
#2
lol, they do that. Guitar picks are like strings in the sense that they aren't forever.

Try the Dunlop ULTEX range for a long-lasting pick.
#3
do u understand the concept behind a sander? or the concept of abrasion?

Friction....

turns rocks into sand.

hours of rubbing plastic against metal.....can do that
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#4
I know they wear out, just thought mine were wearing out too quickly lol.
#5
yeah, what SilverSpur said. I use the ULTEX picks and they last a bit longer than tortex, but they still wear pretty bad after awhile. Be warned that they sound brighter though, I don't know if thats something that you would or wouldn't want.
#6
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I know they wear out, just thought mine were wearing out too quickly lol.


The more you play, the faster your picks will wear out.
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#7
File them down.
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#8
Go the route of the coin. Like Briam May (an old sixpence) or Billy Gibbons (a Mexican Peso).


Don't hold me responsible for the breakage of strings, though....
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#9
Quote by EspTro
do u understand the concept behind a sander? or the concept of abrasion?

Friction....

turns rocks into sand.

hours of rubbing plastic against metal.....can do that


What's even more interesting is to look at an EMG pickup that's been in use for over 20 years, mine has grooves abraded from the EAD strings that you can actually see the winding on the strings chewed into it!

Edit: Just buy new picks, they aren't very expensive!
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#12
DAVA makes a Nickel tipped pick in the Rock control variety I believe. I've had two for a very very long time. If you check them out, I really like the celluloid variety the best, but they won't last a week.
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Edit: Just buy new picks, they aren't very expensive!


+ infinity to this. Picks wear out. Strings wear out. Just the way it is.
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#16
Quote by Slap-happy
Go the route of the coin. Like Briam May (an old sixpence) or Billy Gibbons (a Mexican Peso).


Don't hold me responsible for the breakage of strings, though....



Steel picks will last near forever, but they eat strings like crazy. Stick to normal picks, they're way cheaper than strings. While steel does have a much sharper or brighter sound, the long run cost effect will put most people in debt.
#18
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+ infinity to this. Picks wear out. Strings wear out. Just the way it is.


Not to mention, once you get your gear all paid for, and aren't GAS'n for more (is that possible??), playing guitar is a pretty cheap for upkeep. Paying $6 for a set of strings that might last you 2-3 months and a bag of picks every couple years?
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#22
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Steel picks will last near forever, but they eat strings like crazy. Stick to normal picks, they're way cheaper than strings. While steel does have a much sharper or brighter sound, the long run cost effect will put most people in debt.

Not to mention they tend to sound horribly scratchy unless you always hold it perfectly.
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