#1
I have a Gibson Les Paul Trad, 10-46 gauge strings.

Ive been using Medium gauge picks since I began playing.

I found some really cool slash titled picks which are Medium to Heavy, about .75-.80mm

How much of a difference can I expect when playing if I make this change from picks, as I've NEVER used any different ones.

I play mainly unplugged.

Ty.
#4
well it depends on what you play and what you are having problems with. for example two years ago i was learning alternate picking and i felt it did not work at all, so i went to the local guitar store and bought a bunch of different picks, after trying them out the one that felt better was the ibanez paul gilbert pick so i sticked with that one.

oh and thanks!
#5
Quote by tappooh
well it depends on what you play and what you are having problems with. for example two years ago i was learning alternate picking and i felt it did not work at all, so i went to the local guitar store and bought a bunch of different picks, after trying them out the one that felt better was the ibanez paul gilbert pick so i sticked with that one.

oh and thanks!

That's fair enough, what gauge was it?
#6
Hey, man, may not be our style but I really dig Black Ice picks. They're really small and thick. Great for jazz, or whatever really.
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#7
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dude you're a sick guitarist!

I second that notion, just watched the Siege Engine cover. Good God I wish I could play like that...

And yes, I find picks do make a huge difference. Sometimes I just can't stand playing simply because I'm using a pick I'm not used to.
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#8
i play with snarling dog brain picks. they come in all thicknesses and have a textured grip on them. I play with 1.14 m thickness picks and they are really good for pinch harmonics and really digging into the strings and chugging. I find that thinner picks are better suited for strumming chords and more rhythm based work.
#11
Buy a few and try them?

I use Dunlop Tortex .88 picks, fender heavy picks and (for strumming) the cheap red ones you get at GC for free.
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#12
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Buy a few and try them?



This, really.

I use Jazz 3 XLs, the signature James Hetfield Black Fang picks, and some Dunlop pointy green pick.
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#13
all personal preference. i've used MANY. I play metal, and have tried anything from .51mm - 2.15. I really like the dunlop alligator purple(.96), and the light blue alligator(1.14). i find them good for tremolo picking, palm muting, pinch harmonics, etc.
#14
I really like the Fender heavy (the tortoiseshell ones) picks for some reason. They just feel right for me, although I do use Dunlops that are around 1.18mm thick sometimes.
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