#1
how do i get rid of the annoying picking noise while im on my distortion channel? Is that a noise gate that solves that?
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#3
Yeah, picking with the very very tip of your pick helps a little, but if you do that, you miss strings a lot and overall it doesn't make much of a difference. Just deal with it I guess.

On the other hand, I'm not sure if a noise gate or something would solve that. Try it out.
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#4
Try rolling back on yuor tone knob a bit, it will get rid of the higher end scratchyness. But thats hard to get rid of.


Do you have covered humbuckers? Those usualy get it the worst. You get a click, not a scratch.
#5
Quote by kool98769
how do i get rid of the annoying picking noise while im on my distortion channel? Is that a noise gate that solves that?


You mean the sort of 'click' sound when your pick hits the string? The only thing you can about that is play entirely in legato. No amount of EQ or pedals will ever get rid of it, they'll just muffle it slightly.
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#6
You just to have to live with it.
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#7
Well, could it be that im using a fender frontman? becacause it is LOUD when i dont want it to be. Hopefully this will be solved when i get my tube amp...
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#8
Quote by kool98769
Well, could it be that im using a fender frontman? becacause it is LOUD when i dont want it to be. Hopefully this will be solved when i get my tube amp...


No, i don't think so. Is because you're using enough gain to be able to amplify at hearable volumes, the scratch of the pick when is touching the strings. Listen to John Petrucci playing, he use a lot of gain and you can hear very clearly the picking noise and i doubt is because of his technique.
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#9
Lowering the treble and presence controls will reduce the harshness of the sound a little, but as everyone else has said, everyone gets it, just listen to Paul Gilbert or Jason Becker as examples. I personally think it sounds cool when you can hear the pick on fast runs etc..
#10
You could try playing fingerstyle.


...no, it's not a solution really. You just have to live with it.
#11
I like the picking noise
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#13
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I like the picking noise

Me too =( I makes a little "chiff" noise every time I pick.
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#14
you can always hear I think, but try 2.00 mm picks. Will remove much of it, and make it not annoying. Atleast IMO.
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#15
^I always seem to notice it more with thicker picks... :/

Take your axe into a local store, find an amp, take one of every pick they have, play for a minute or two with each pick, buy 12. EQ the amp to make the noise the least noticable before you start testing them all out too. :P
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#16
Try the Dunlop Stubby picks. You'll still get a bit of the picking sound, but they're far quieter than most other picks I've tried.