#2
I don't belive there is any 'rule' for this. There are a lot of different ways a pick can (slighly) influence your sound. The material it's made of, the shape, the size of the part of the pick that's actually touching the string, etc... I use ultex picks and they tend to make my tone sound just a little brighter, if I use thicker plastic ones my tone will be slightly less bright.
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#3
i find thicker picks give a heavier, fuller sound, and thinner ones give lighter, more defined notes
#4
You'll notice a slight change in general, but you just kind of have to listen for it. The people posting here before me give a good general idea, but to be honest, the change in tone is so slight it won't make a huge different. Play around with different ones until you find a pick you like.
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#5
i think material matters more than the thickness. i like the tone from celluloids. thick ones are more defined than thin ones. tortex is waht i used to use, it gives a lot mellower tone than the celluloids giving an edgier pick attack.

^its different for everybody. every change on my guitar is big to me.
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#6
Quote by ECistheBest
i think material matters more than the thickness. i like the tone from celluloids. thick ones are more defined than thin ones. tortex is waht i used to use, it gives a lot mellower tone than the celluloids giving an edgier pick attack.


+1

Thin ones sound tinny, I use them for electric and for strumming.

Gotta be careful too. I use a med. size pick...if I use an extra heavy and play Rude Mood like I do, i'll snap my strings xD
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#7
Stiffness and mass are the key differences. Heavier and harder picks give harder attack and more volume.
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#8
It makes almost no difference. Like they said above me, Thinner=Brighter, Thicker=Heavier. But I must say if you're playing with distortion then you notice pretty much no difference what so ever.
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#9
^i discussed this already, but it seems like ur the one without an ear.

(might be a bit harsh. sorry. )
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#10
i seriously think picks have alot to do with tone. i use 1.5's because it gives a way more powerful sound and you have more choice over the dynamics.

and firebread with distortion i notice that thin picks sorta make like powerchords and the like a muddier sound while heavier ones give a crisper tone. Like if someone plays my guitar through my equuipment but with a thin pick it doesnt sound as good.
#11
Yeah, I consider the tone difference between picks to be huge.
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