#1
ok so i know there are light, medium, and heavy picks. the thing is i was wondering what difference do the picks do and if i want to pick a string faster which one do i get? i have 3 mediums and thats it
#2
you shoulds alsoes considers them jazz III picks [they ares the best for shredding imo] because skwisgaar uses thems.
#3
get some thinner ones for shreddy, fast stuff. as for stuff like grunge, alternative etc go for heavier picks.
#4
just grab a few of each kind, and see which you like best.
My friend likes heavy picks for playing (ie. 2mm), but I prefer a much thinner pick (lately, I've been using a Dunlop .46 Nylon)
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#5
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get some thinner ones for shreddy, fast stuff. as for stuff like grunge, alternative etc go for heavier picks.



exact opposite of what he said.
thicker picks for faster picking.
#6
i recommend just going to your local music store and grabbing a bunch of different kinds...definitely try the jazz IIIs and dunlop tortex 1mm
#7
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exact opposite of what he said.
thicker picks for faster picking.


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#8
ok so thicker or thinner for fast? thats my main question cause my medium picks are hard to go fast (will improve with practice though)
#9
i also agree with trying out dunlop jazz 3 picks, they are smaller and sharp tipped for faster picking. They come in black and red. Black is stiffer than red. it took me a little bit to get used to them,but they're the only picks ill use now
#10
I Use my Clayton 1mm, They look awesome, arent too high priced, and i like em . Just use whatever you like best, personally i cant use anything under a medium though. And above 1 mm is a little ridiculous because then the pick doesnt give any so i find them harder to use and inhibits playing. But thats just me lol.
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ok so thicker or thinner for fast? thats my main question cause my medium picks are hard to go fast (will improve with practice though)


if you wanna play fast, i'd say thicker picks. feels like ya got more control, but for strumming or other things go for thinner picks.
#14
Just start with something in the middle of the road. Fender Mediums are ok. I used to use them, but I like heavies better.
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#15
I've seen 3-4 intelligent posts here. I'll let you in on a secret, Jazz Teardrop. At first you'll hate it, don't worry, it's just because you have no control over your hand. Tough it out and learn how to really play. You'll never regret it.
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#17
fender meds are the best balance picks, but the tortexes have the best grip. i use the orange ones, (60mm?) but i found that the green and blue which are thicker feel way faster, but suck when it comes to picking multiple strings at once let alone strumming.
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#18
super thin picks (.30mm to about .55) gives a faster attack but a lighter sound due to the thinness. mediums: .60 to .76 are balanced, moderate attack with a moderate sound heavy's to extra heavy's: .80 to 1.44 produce a heavy sound with a slow attack. when i played guitar more. i practiced with 1.44 picks and .011 strings. i was hella slow with them but found speed later. when i played a show i used .73 picks and .010 strings to put my speed at lightspeed
#19
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i recommend just going to your local music store and grabbing a bunch of different kinds...definitely try the jazz IIIs and dunlop tortex 1mm

I think those are the ones i use..i love them
#20
Violin bow! but seriously just get a bunch of different sizes and try them out and see what you like, for me i like the Mediums. They work good for quick machine gun palm mutes.
#21
if you want to play faster just find the pick you feel most comfortable with
the speed is in the hand not in the pick
also different picks have different sounds
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