#1
Does the size of the pick change the sound in anyway? I was thinking of getting some thicker kind because the pick kinda slips outta my hand slowly as i play.
#3
changing the thickness wont help that much
i had that exact same problem found 2 solutions
1. punch a hole in the pick where the tip of your thumb is
2. use sandpaper and scratch the surface up ALOT gives a good grip
my picks are cd's iv cut into a comfortable shape/size/thickness
i scratch them all up they work better then anypick iv ever bought
#4
Don't get thicker ones for that reason just get some textured ones, ya know with a little pic of something that is raised plastic

Edit ^That is a good idea broken cds hmm...
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#6
it only changes the sound a little if you have a solid pick like bronze or brass or if theyre
triangle the click when it hits the strings is louder but if its thicker nothing will change.
#7
It might just be im holding it wrong but when i play for awhile it slowly kinda drifts to a point where im playing with the SIDE of my pick and i look down and im like what the ****?
#8
there are some nylon dunlop picks that already have pick grip on then ...size doesnt matter too much for that though
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#9
the thinkess changes the tone alot ...

a heavier pic. has more attack then a floppy pic.
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#10
I find that I get a clearer ringing tone with thinner picks, and a stronger tone with more pick click with bigger picks... but it really doesn't matter that much.
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#11
Am holding it wrong though? I start out normal then it kinda drifts off and eventually im playing with the side of it.
#12
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Am holding it wrong though? I start out normal then it kinda drifts off and eventually im playing with the side of it.

pics for example?
you hold a pic how ever it feels comfortable.
but you may not be getting a sturdy grip.
if it posses a problem, then you need to fix it. if not ... why bother

i think the 'general' way is to curls you fingers up inot a fist place the pick at the tip of your index finger, the place your thuibm across.

check google.


pics for your situation woudl help though.
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#13
Dont have a camera but i can describe it..i start playing normally then slowly after a few minutes i look down and the point of the pick is pointing at the head of the guitar, I guess it doesn't REALLY matter as long as it works huh. I think i might be able to get a better grip with a thicker pick.
#16
I have issues with plastic picks, so I use Everly Stars and they work very well.

I've also started using Dunlop thumbpicks, because A) they aren't gonna fall off and B) I can hybrid pick with them .
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#17
Plastic picks sound scratchy. Nylon is the way to go. If your pick slips you could cut/melt some shallow grooves in it to give more grip. Thick picks I find bang the strings while thin ones bend and then flick. They sound very different to me.
#19
Quote by XibanezedgeX
changing the thickness wont help that much
i had that exact same problem found 2 solutions
1. punch a hole in the pick where the tip of your thumb is
2. use sandpaper and scratch the surface up ALOT gives a good grip
my picks are cd's iv cut into a comfortable shape/size/thickness
i scratch them all up they work better then anypick iv ever bought


why waste all the energy when i can drive my car to gc and buy a pack of textured picks


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#20
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#21
So...the picks are the ownage..and i have not been owned...yet! I think i might just go up to GC tommorow and buy a few different packs of picks and try them out, I'll definetily look for some textured ones and such, i think ill buy a pack of thicker ones too though, i mean damn picks are cheap anyway.