#1
are pick scrapes supposed to tear apart my picks, or am I doing it wrong? Maybe its why some guitarists seem to have hundreds of picks onstage......?
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#2
yeah, they can pretty much destroy your pick depending on how hard you press it and how fast you drag it. Use the top side of your pick if you dont want jagged edges on your picking sides.
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#3
Quote by ironman45
are pick scrapes supposed to tear apart my picks, or am I doing it wrong? Maybe its why some guitarists seem to have hundreds of picks onstage......?

it probably depends on what your pick is made out of or how think/thin it is
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#4
I tend to scrape lightly, because I use thin picks. I don't think any of my thicker celluloid picks have had any damage, but all my Peavey picks get damaged. Also, with thinner picks, sometimes they get cracked because of my picking.
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#5
I don't think you're doing it wrong, it just depends on the kind of pick. I've found that pick scrapes destroy regular Fender picks but Tortex's hold up fine.