whenever i strum on acoustic i can hear my pick hit the guitar strings (kinda like when you mute all the strings and try to strum, that sound ) , its not really loud but its noticeable. Is it because of the type of pick im using? its a fender medium, should i use a light? or is it because im not holding the pick tight enough. like im holding it tight, but if i hold it too tight its hard to strum in rhythm, or is it just because my guitar sucks
you can hear it because when one thing strikes another thing, it usually makes a noise.
probably the lightness of the pick, but it doesnt affect your guitar playing.
but its like over powering, and i dont hit the guitar that hard or too soft
i think its cause youre paying wayyyyy too much attention to the sound of your pick and not the sound of your guitar genius... try listening to what youre playing...
so do you think i should get a heavier pick
Listen to any song on any album of any artist that uses a guitar and you'll hear some of the pick...
Last edited by Dithindious at Mar 19, 2008,
Sometimes I find that I am strumming along the strings too much instead of across. Like pick scraping. Could be that perhaps.
it will always make a noice, just deal with it.
I use medium w/electric, light w/acoustic. Light picks flow alot easier when strumming.
i use .58 picks but below that, i feel like i hear the pick dragging along the strings...if that helps, try a little heavier pick and at this point ur prob just thinkin bout it too much
Does it sound like a scraping sound? Try changing your angle of attack.
Now listen to old metallica. Constant pick scrape. I like it.
You should have a variety of picks anyway. Generally tho, the thicker and heavier gauge the pick is, the quieter it will be when you pick. I've got all sorts, and depending on my mood and what I am playing, I'll use different ones. The ultra thin ones make for nice fast speed picking, while the heavy fat ones are good for loud strumming. Just buy a bunch of different ones and experiment.
The red Strat.