#1
Something weird just happened, my mum was hoovering and sucked up my pick. So she went out and got me a pick, i didnt say which one she got me this pick



For some reasons am now playing better guitar due to the new pick, anyone explain why?
#3
Harder pic? usually produces more powerful notes, could b more pointy making it more accurate?
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#8
Thicker picks are generally better for lead stuff...they don't bend so they're more accurate and all you're picking energy is transferred to the string rather than wasted bending the pick.
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#11
WAIT. You vacuumed up your pick? So she bought you another one? You are the only guitarist I know that doesn't have 1000 sitting around the house, 2000 if you consider the ones they've lost.
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#12
i only have one pick also ^^ dunlop 0.88 works for anything. so im the second person u know who uses 1 pick now. (lost none ^^)

#15
I use either 0.88 or 0.60 dunlops

Don't like using the 0.60 though its way too big.
#17
I like thin picks they give I like a nice crisp sound, I use Dunlops too btw
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#18
Ya man I switch between pick brands, types and thicknesses all the time. They give different sounds and speeds for different styles.

About the 1897689076 picks deal, yesterday I pulled out more picks than changes while paying for a vertigo candy... wow. About every 3-4 months Ill spend a good $30 on picks, only to lose, leave, or lend them away.
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#19
^ I've got like 300ish lost in my house, and only 15 to hand...

its annoying =P
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#20
Hahaha ya I've resorted to upturning friends houses looking for things. The best part is, on any given day I have between 10-30 picks on my person ( I use that phrase because they get into some starnge places. Like my socks one day...) but when I'm at school I never have any at hand. It makes me angry cause then I cant rock out in the back.
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#21
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Jazz IIIs rule.



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#22
I've yet to find an actual difference between picks. I've heard tons of people say the slightest difference in pick can change how you play and your tone completely, but I've never noticed it.
I've got pretty much every size, shape and material pick you care to mention, and aside from the big extremes (say, going from a 0.4mm to a 2.3mm), I usually can't tell a difference between them. I normally find I just pick up one of the dunlop .88mm, .73mm or 1.0mm (green, yellow, light blue) and play away - never makes the damndest bit of difference which I use, just depends which colour goes better with the finish on whichever guitar I've picked up

I really, really do not see how changing picks is going to make anyone play better, unless they were using some kind of really wiggy, weird-arse pick before.
#24
Hmm i think pick sizes make a difference for us newbies

I've been using (i think it'd be below 0.6 mm) pick, it seems flexible enoguh for strumming and nto too thin that picking notes would be less efficient compared to a thicker pick.

I always had the impression that(from advice/word of mouth) that thin picks = strumming, chords that sorta thing, thicker = picking the notes, individual things etc.

I did notice that the thicker pick made it hard for me to strum a chord... so yeah since im a lazy bugger I've gone inbetween with something not too thin, not too thick. That way i can go both ways. Sure if i wanted to be efficient i could change between a light pick and a thicker pick depending on the situation, but meh lazyness is an enemy

I Think once you get better at playing pick size really doesnt make a difference. Sorta like sport, give a pro a crappy racquet and its not like they cant play
#25
haha and jeez how do you pplz lose so many picsk so often

i only had about 4 that came with my first guitar, and if i hadn't decided to collect nice picks for a hobby then I wouldnt have gotten the extra 4 picks i got overseas.

Whereas some of you have dozens-hundreds :S do you actually use em all? :O
#26
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Whereas some of you have dozens-hundreds :S do you actually use em all? :O
I just counted: I've got 87 picks. I'm guessing that's quite alot to someone who only has a handful?
And I'm pretty sure I use them all. As I said before, I don't notice a tonal difference or find any easier to use than others, so I just pick up whatever I feel like at the time for any given reason, usually just the colour.

There's only one I definately don't use, a Richie Sambora signature pick, 'cause I don't want the gold print signature to rub off
#27
Probably because it's pink!

But what the hell, I've never seen a pink Tortex. It's not even on their site. Yesterday I went to the store and got some Tortexes and Jazz IIIs (because people seem to rave about them). There was a blonde rock bimbo behind the counter: she knew what Neutrik connectors were, that's pretty smart for a blonde!
#28
I've got at least 50 different picks. I've settled on the Jazz III now. Its power is maximum.
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#30
i find the smaller the pick the better it is for faster playing, unless of course it's so small that your finger and thumb cover it completely.. but i prefer the sound of a thinner pick for cleans which is why i have a pick holder on my guitar that goes thick thin thick thin, i just throw them down when i'm changing then put them all back when i'm done. as you can imagine i lose 100s per week. it's ridiculous though, i occasionally drop them at the computer accidentally and when i look don't, no pick, i pull the computer desk out, no pick, i look under the computer, printer etc
WHERE THE HELL DO THEY GO!?!? lol
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#31
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i find the smaller the pick the better it is for faster playing, unless of course it's so small that your finger and thumb cover it completely.. but i prefer the sound of a thinner pick for cleans which is why i have a pick holder on my guitar that goes thick thin thick thin, i just throw them down when i'm changing then put them all back when i'm done. as you can imagine i lose 100s per week. it's ridiculous though, i occasionally drop them at the computer accidentally and when i look don't, no pick, i pull the computer desk out, no pick, i look under the computer, printer etc
WHERE THE HELL DO THEY GO!?!? lol

bugs eat them i guess.
#32
I only have like 2 right now.

There is about 5 lying around broke and at least 30 around the house lost.
Well I do have like 10 thin picks, but I don't like to play with them that light
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#33
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