#1
I was always wondering what advantages thicker picks had over smaller picks and vice versa. Although people have different preferences, I'm just wondering what the real differences are (other than that one is thicker than the other).

I've noticed tone differences...and maybe it's slight harder to pick quickly with a thicker pick.
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#3
its really preference, i think the common idea is that you can have more control over accurate picking with thicker picks, but for things like strumming your acoustic guitar, a thinner pick with give you a more fluid motion and softer tone. but i have heard some people think otherwise, its really preference.

btw what finish is your guitar? bareknuckle mules are rad pups, i have really enjoyed them in the past.
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#4
i would imagine that thinner picks woul dbe better for sweep picking...though thicker picks might give a more chunky sound when doing rhythm
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#5
I'm weird I suppose..I pick way faster with thick picks(I use a range of gauges..from .48 to 2.0) than with thin ones. They do give slightly different tones with each gauge..
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#6
In my experience, thinner picks tend to have clearer, but not as beefy tone. I think it's just because they have less pick click. They're easier to do fast strumming with. Big picks have beefier tone and are better for lead and metal rhythm, not as much for regular rock rhythm or acoustic and clean stuff.
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#7
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its really preference, i think the common idea is that you can have more control over accurate picking with thicker picks, but for things like strumming your acoustic guitar, a thinner pick with give you a more fluid motion and softer tone. but i have heard some people think otherwise, its really preference.

btw what finish is your guitar? bareknuckle mules are rad pups, i have really enjoyed them in the past.

Cheers! It's the flamed maple top one--the red black cherry or something. It's one pretty sight.

And yeah, after playing with a duncan distortion and EMG's...it feels so nice playing with mules.
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#8
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Cheers! It's the flamed maple top one--the red black cherry or something. It's one pretty sight.

And yeah, after playing with a duncan distortion and EMG's...it feels so nice playing with mules.



Black Cherry? http://www.guitarvillage.com/Solids/ESP-LTD/esp-ec-1000-blackcherry.jpg

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amber sunburst? http://www.musikkompaniet.no/images/1555251.jpg
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#9
Black cherry.

Looks and sounds better with those pups !
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