#2
no pick here. I use my thumb. But, on the rare occasion i do use a pick, it's usually one of the blue Dunlop Tortex heavy picks.
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#3
For strumming I use a nice thin Dunlop Nylon 0.46mm. My main acoustic pick after my thumbpick really. Give a nice crisp tone on both my 6 and 12 strings, which I like.
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#4
No pick here either. I keep my nails pretty long and I use all of them for full strum.
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#5
I try and use flimsier ones to when I play electric. Makes it sounds softer.
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#6
I use these cheap .7mm ones off'f eBay- like a quid for twenty or something like that
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#7
I find light to medium has the best strumming possibilities. Since the pick gives a little easier than most it gives you control. However if your doing a lot of individual string plucking a thicker pick lets you be more precise.
#8
i use dunlop .38 very thin nylon.. great for strumming! not so much for arppegiating, i use snarly dog brain pick .53 when strumming/ picking/ snarly dog brain pick .73 when picking only
#9
I use thin fender 351 picks......they're lighter so you can go faster depending on what kinda strumming your talking bout.
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#10
I like a dunlop nylon, about 0.6.mm.
I find a thinner pick, when strumming, takes some of the harshnees out of the sound. Its also quieter which makes singing while playing easier.
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#11
Quote by nezv6
I like a dunlop nylon, about 0.6.mm.
I find a thinner pick, when strumming, takes some of the harshnees out of the sound. Its also quieter which makes singing while playing easier.


Agreed.
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#12
Everyone is going to kill me, I know it. I use .94mm Clayton Ultem picks. I snip a curve into the tip with nail clippers, then file a sharp bevel on the curve with nail files, then buff it to a gloss with nail buffers. It gives me an interesting glassy tone for strumming. They're the only picks I'll use when I use picks, other than a trusty Jazz II that I also snipped and beveled. That gives me a very mellow tone. Those are the only picks I use, but I usually use fingers. I'm trying to break that habit, because no one can hear me but myself. It's just too quiet.
#16
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i use dunlop .38 very thin nylon.. great for strumming!

I need to get myself some of those, as I use the .46mm nylons at the moment. I have used a .38mm, and I want some now!
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#17
hey chad, why don't you use one of the more rounded points of the pick? it looks about the same to me and would save a lot of trouble
#18
For strumming I use my nails but I always keep a orange jim dunlop Jazz III XL series while Playing but I strum with other fingers!!!
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#19
Or...if you don't want normal people thinking you're a crack addict because of creepily long fingernails, use a pick. I also use a dunlop .6, most reliable pick I've used in the short time I've been playing. The fenders I used to use would always break on me, this one has stuck around a while though. I like the thinner picks though, I think it gives a much better sound when strumming.
#20
Thin is common to use for strumming, but I just use medium most of the time. Fingernails also work fine.
#21
0.73 I find is the best.
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#22
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hey chad, why don't you use one of the more rounded points of the pick? it looks about the same to me and would save a lot of trouble

Because I don't need the point and it gives me a great groundwork to make the angle precisely as I see fit. Also, I find they're harder to hang onto holding it that way. I've tried it, didn't like it, and decided to improvise.
#23
Dunlop Tortex .73 nd nothing else. flimsy enough to get good strumming and stiff enough so you can so some picking with it if required.
#24
Dunlop tortex .60´s work for me
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