#1
urgh i unno @ title.
what picks are best to use? or is there any point of using one? x
#2
Yes there is a point to useing a pick, unless you play bass or classical guitar. As far as the best pick its all about personal prefference, I use Dunlop Tortex .88's where as some people think that my picks are too thick, and others think they aren't thick enough. I don't really car about what they have to say because as long as you like the feel and can play then you've found the pick for you.
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#3
The best way to describe my style is Izzy stradlin's rythm work (and not only in GnR). I usually don't use a oic, unless i chop. I like the way i can put my entire hand over the stings and have manual control over 4 strings at a time. It's pretty nifty once you get used to it.

Fingerpick ftw!
#4
yeah try shredding or tremolo picking without a pick
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#5
You can do tremolo without a pick by the way. But I think any good guitarist should have at least basics in both, though it is harder with electric. Playing with a pick gives you a sharp defined sound especially in the high end, it also allows you to be more relaxed with fingernail maintainace. Figerpicking, allows you to be more complex and gain the all important polyphony. I say to my friend partly to annoy him cause he gives me alot of crap sometimes, that not fingerpicking is like playing the piano with one hand. I can't really strum sharply with fingers so for chord rhythm songs I use a pick, but some of those fingerpicking songs just amaze me. As far as picks I use Medium Gauge (Thats all they say) Celluloid Martin and Dunlop Picks. I don't use fingerpicks.
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#6
Quote by Drewski09
Yes there is a point to useing a pick, unless you play bass or classical guitar. As far as the best pick its all about personal prefference, I use Dunlop Tortex .88's where as some people think that my picks are too thick, and others think they aren't thick enough. I don't really car about what they have to say because as long as you like the feel and can play then you've found the pick for you.

Even if you play bass. Try playing thrash with your fingers. It's doable, but extremely difficult.

O and Jazz III's FTW.
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#7
i use the dunlop 1.14...there the purple ones...i play a lot of metal so they let me completly chug like no other...they really help with my palm mutes...even when i play acoustic i still play with the 1.14's

but just go to your local music shop and buy like 10 different kinds and just play around with them.
#8
For me it depends on the piece. Mostly i use a pick/finger hybrid style, I.E I Hold the pick with the thumb and index finger and use that for my bass strings and if I need to hit some high strings at the same time I use my other fingers ala jimmy page. For classical stuff it's all finger, for shredding it's all pick. For bass mostly pick, i like the punchy sound, it fits my music well, but i do do the finger style as well.
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#9
kinda going off what basically has been said, it all depends on what your playing. ive seen EVH do pinches without a pick, but thats him. i personally prefer a pick over anything, but when im doing classical stuff, i do fingerpicking, and sometimes ill just strum with no pick. plus do the jimmy page hybrid thing. that being said, take your 'pick' on what to do.

As for the guy who said to buy picks from the local music shop, id say test em there, find 2 or 3 sizes you like the best (they'll generally be a little different) and buy them.

I use mainly clayton 1.00mms. it sounds a bit chuggyer then the lighter gauges. id also reccomedn any dunlop series pick.
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#10
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Even if you play bass. Try playing thrash with your fingers. It's doable, but extremely difficult.

O and Jazz III's FTW.



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#11
Dunlop 3mm Stubbies Ftw!
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