#1
What would be the best pick width for playing metal? It might sound retarded but im a frsutrated noob , what size do you use?
#2
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#3
whatever you prefer, really, i would say medium to thick picks... somewhere around .65 to .80 mm
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#4
I am a fan of the 1mm ones, even sometimes the 1.14mm are good.
Just to change it up.
As they said above, it's really personal preference.
#5
you've been on a guitar site since '04 (obviously because you play guitar) and you're a noob? Is that possible? and for ur question try medium jim dunlops
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I've been playing bass for 2 and a half years and registered when i started playing. Im used toplaying with my fingers, and with four strings
#9
Thin picks are generally used for strumming, usually on acoustic guitar. There are cases where heavy metal bands will use thin picks. Scorpions lead guitarist uses thin picks. Heavy picks are usually used for jazz, where you need very clean precise notes. Medium picks fall somewhere between the two. I tend to go a little heavier than medium.
#10
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I've been playing bass for 2 and a half years and registered when i started playing. Im used toplaying with my fingers, and with four strings


oops should have thought about that before i said anything sorry
#11
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#12
picks are about $0.25 each, save up some money and buy one of each to make a decision on your own.

thicker picks make a warmer darker sound though so that sounds metal to me.
#13
It's cool duder.

Im using a 1mm at the moment but im gunna experiment with different widths tomorrow.

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#14
1MM should be fine...
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#15
I use a 3mm stubby from dunlop. and sometimes a 1.5 Gator Grip. And then other times a 1mm from Fender, and then sometimes a .88 first act, then sometimes a .50mm fender....so really whatever feels right at the time, or style.
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#16
depends, if you play really really fast stuff you will probably wanna use a very thin pick just cause it has lots more flex. if its just like fret cords u can go with a thick. but overall id go with thin for metal thats what i use. (trivium and a7x)
#17
Well, a heavier (thicker) pick will sound heavier, but a lighter pick will help with those blindingly fast metal solos.

So it's whichever is easier for you to use.

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I use a 3mm stubby from dunlop. and sometimes a 1.5 Gator Grip. And then other times a 1mm from Fender, and then sometimes a .88 first act, then sometimes a .50mm fender....so really whatever feels right at the time, or style.


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#18
complete personal prefence...

that said I use something between 2mm, 1.50mm and 1.12mm

depends on which I'm playing and my mood...

#19
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AG[ Scott']depends, if you play really really fast stuff you will probably wanna use a very thin pick just cause it has lots more flex. if its just like fret cords u can go with a thick. but overall id go with thin for metal thats what i use. (trivium and a7x)
Opposite of that. Thicker picks are better for playing fast and thinner better for chords. Thicker picks have a better tone and a better release, and they just kick thin picks' asses in pretty much every aspect apart from acoustic strumming tbh.

I use Dunlop Jazztone 205s. They're roughly 2mm.
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#20
i recommend ones between .6 and 1 mm for solos and shit....
#21
Personally, I prefer thin picks; but that means thin, solid and inflexible metal picks. If it's something like tortex or whatever, maybe 1-1.5mm I use. Try for the most inflexible one at first, and give it a try, then try something more flexible.
#22
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Opposite of that. Thicker picks are better for playing fast and thinner better for chords. Thicker picks have a better tone and a better release, and they just kick thin picks' asses in pretty much every aspect apart from acoustic strumming tbh.


This would also be my mentality. I use Dunlop Jazz 3s for everything, and I don't have a problem, but it really is almost entirely personal perference, apart from if you think playing fast requires very thin picks.....
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#24
I cast my vote for 1mm Dunlops. Those are my preference anyways and i tend to lean towards a metal style of music.
#26
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Opposite of that. Thicker picks are better for playing fast and thinner better for chords. Thicker picks have a better tone and a better release, and they just kick thin picks' asses in pretty much every aspect apart from acoustic strumming tbh.


second that.
#27
Dunlop Tortex 1.14mm. I use them to play everything, from clean stuff to high gain soloing.
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