#1
What's the deal?
Why not just use a pick?
Light gauge, mid gauge, heavy gauge?
What r the pro's and con's?
Which gauge u think's the best for shredding?
What gauge fits well for death, thrash, metalcore, speedmetal, progressive?
Last edited by JVDumarC at Jul 24, 2006,
#2
It's just preference. Whatever gauge you feel most comfortable with is the one to use.
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#4
alot has to do with what style of music. For acoustic u mainly want a lighter pick so u can strum easier and for maybe faster playing u might want a heavier pick. Also alot has to do with preferance.
#5
well, for metal, i like thicker yet flexible guages because i can pick really fast and then turn around and do a quick pinch harmonic...but for acoustic, it's better to use a thinner pick because you want a lighter sound and a thick pick will give you a...rougher sound
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#6
i use 1 mm and ppl tell me thats really heavy. friend of mine uses really light to plat speed/death metal so pick bends instead of catching on the string when yer playin crazy fast **** on one string
#7
yeah I prefer light picks than thick picks, cuz I feel my hands more "free" or sumthin...
My current picks gauge is .73...
A 1mm it's really thick... thick picks don't help much at the time for shredding.
#9
i use 1mm's regularly but shredding i use these gibson picks my teacher gave me...you can pick really fast because even though they're thick, they're somehow flexible...they're good if you're like speed picking forever and nothing else...
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#11
lol mines a 2 gauge for electrics, acoustics I use lighter picks.
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#13
Mines 3.0m Dunlop Big Stubby
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#14
yeah my friend uses a 2mm too for death metal...i have no idea why the hell he does that, it sounds terrible...
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#15
I prefer thick picks, I use 1.0 and 1.14, I play Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, and Death Metal. Basically it's just preference.
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#16
I like Big Stubby picks, except for the fact that they always broke in the middle part where the logo is. I stopped using them b/c i broke them so often.
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#17
i use a 1 mm kozik pick
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Johnson strat copy
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#19
I like a pic that's not too thick but either too thin... kinda flexible...

Thick gauge picks help your strings to break sooner than what they really long...
#20
well it looks like it's definetely preference...
I use a .73 Dunlop Ultex, it do great to me for shredding...
I play metalcore, death, black, and emo... so it's very versatile...
#21
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i use an orange tortex. i dont know the gauge, i just always liked the feel.


.60mm
#23
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might as well just use a chunk of wood for a pick.....those are thinker than hell
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#24
a lot of more hardcore shredders, like the ones that have been doin it for a while, suggest you just bite the bullet and start of with a thick pick, their uncomfortable at teh start but when u start really pickin some skill up they can add quite a bit to your coordination and speed, whereas with a thinner pick you might find yourself limited and have to convert to a thicker pick which might take some extra time / learning to get used to.

i use really thin picks for playing clean or acoustic guitar, prefer to use my fingers really.
#25
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might as well just use a chunk of wood for a pick.....those are thinker than hell


Naww, 3mm are the most I can stand, credit cards are pretty thin.

those delrin picks kick ass, but the credit card picks are still my fav
#26
I use med guage picks, because I have heavy guage strings.
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