#1
Hey, I know this is going to sound very n00bish, but the thing is, I have never been able to make my pick scraping sound good at all, it just sounds shrill and annoying, I've always just ingored it, but the songs I've been playing recently would sound really cool if I could throw some pick scrape in every now and then, but I can't get it to sound decent, is there some special way to do it that I am doing wrong? (I had a similar problem a while ago with pinch harmonics)
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#2
i know! im not good at it either
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#4
i do use the lower strings


maybe it's my settings
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#5
Ah...a "how to pickslide" thread was the very first thread I ever made on UG.


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#6
yea, its rather hard to get a great sound out of...i can manage the give it away twangy thing from time to time though

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#7
no its not. get some good pickups good strings and good amp, and use low strings.

if it doesn't sound good its probly just your equipment. i had the same problem, till i got a new guitar./
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#9
i use mediums
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#10
for me if i wanted to pickslide on the E string i hold my pick so its pointing between the e and a strings slight palm mute and just pull up to the neck
#11
Do you just scrape the pick against the string? Do you kind of drag the pick across the fretboard? I was just listening to Van Halen, and heard Eddie do it on You really got me, and I just can't get it to sound good like that. WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?
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#13
Thin picks, thick strings, and heavy distortion, that's how to get a good pick scrape. Trust me, I play Ernie Ball Extra Slinky (8-38 guage I believe), and use heavy picks, sometimes I break out the 2mm pick if I'm really needing it. There is not a good pick scrape with that setup, until I kick on some really thick distortion anyway...
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#14
To get a good pickslide sound, try using at least 10 or 11's for strings. Use medium thickness picks, use the D, A, and E strings, and use a lot of distortion.
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#15
Push the pick with more force for a nice scrape.Nobody told me to do this,I didn't know you need to push the pick
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#16
scrape the pick on the 2nd and 3rd strings relatively hard...that always gives me an awesome noise...
#17
Pick the wound strings, ie the bottom 3 - 4

well..just scrape..
You can apply more force for a more thrashy sound