#1
HAIL BRETHERNS!!!

here i come with another n00b question

I've read that you should use a thick pick if you want to play "lead guitar", I mean, single string playing, and to use a thin pick to play chords.

question is ... what happens if I want to play a whole song? I have to play chords most of the time (thin pick) but I have to play a solo aswell (thick pick)

i dont think I have to change picks in the middle of the song, so I guess I just play with the pick I feel most comfortable? :p
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Quote by Gacel
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I guess I just play with the pick I feel most comfortable? :p


yup
#3
Dunlop .88mm, not to thin, but strong and thick enough to play leads confortably
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#5
IT doesn't make a HUGE difference, usually...just whatever you like to use. I like the Dunlop 1.0 MM Little Stubby picks, myself.
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#6
probably find something of an inbetweeny guage
possibly a 1mm stubby
or a jazz III
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#8
Jazz III very nice picks, and small.
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#9
i woudln't use thin picks with chords, they break too easy

i just use a dunlop big stubby for everything
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#10
lately im playing mostly with a Jim Dunlop 0.60mm, is it too thin? :S (before that I was using a 0.38)
#11
I like Dunlop 1.12mm (or 1.14mm I never remember) tortex picks. Real thick and heavy, feels great to hammer out on these things.
#12
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i woudln't use thin picks with chords, they break too easy


Depends on the material.

I use a fairly thick pick (.94, but as stiff as any pick I've found), and it's not ideal for conventional rhythm work. Instead of just strumming my rhythms, I've developed a rhythm approach using hybrid picking, which gives a more piano like attack on chords, and I prefer it sonically.
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#13
i usually use a dunlop tortex .78 when doing rhythm or acoustic stuff. good tone from them. i've found that if i want to play fast (when i'm doing exclusive leads i'll use a 1.5 gator grip) with the .78 i'll really choke up my grip on it; shorten the distance between the striking point of the pick and my fingers. this stiffens the pick a lot and makes it feel like a thicker pick. at least to me. i also use it on guitars with tight suspension (high tension, hard to bend and vibrato) when i sweep. sweeps on an acoustic sound great with it.
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Quote by Gacel
HAIL BRETHERNS!!!

here i come with another n00b question

I've read that you should use a thick pick if you want to play "lead guitar", I mean, single string playing, and to use a thin pick to play chords.

question is ... what happens if I want to play a whole song? I have to play chords most of the time (thin pick) but I have to play a solo aswell (thick pick)

i dont think I have to change picks in the middle of the song, so I guess I just play with the pick I feel most comfortable? :p

who ever says you "have" to do one for this and another for that is an idiot. it doesnt matter. i use a thick pick for rhythm and lead. if you know how to pick and it shouldnt be a problem and you dont need a thin pick.
#16
I personally love thicker picks for chords, actually; it allows me much more dynamic control than thin picks, which tend to float over the strings.

I'd recommend Dunlop Tortex 1.14mm (purple) or Dunlop Jazz III XL's out of personal experience and preference.
#18
I'm a tone perfectionist to the point of where I switch picks in the middle of songs. I use Jazz III's for any lead stuff or anything with tremolo picking, Dunlop Nylon .60's for funky strumming type things, and Nylon .73's for less funky rhythm or single note parts that aren't leads. To make this work out, I have some doublesided tape on my guitar where I keep the two picks I'm not using at the time, then I have some backups in my pockets.
#19
.88 Tortex is perfect for me...and I play all styles.
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#21
all you people are girls, real men play with dunlop 2.0mm stubbies.

seriously a pick with a reference to beer has got to be as manly as they get...
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#22
2.0mm?!?!? wtf i play with 0.60 and I was thinking it was too thick already
#23
i can't use anything below 2mm it's to floppy and i can't build up speed while picking. my picking just isn't as smooth with anything below 2mm.
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#24
I like Jazz III for practicing single string stuff, because they "force" you to play cleaner.

I use dunlop delrin for lead and rythm at the time tho. Really nice for rythm, and a nice sound when your picking. But it varies.
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#25
I use 2mm picks for chords and lead. >_>;
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#26
i use dunlop .96mm
but im gonna get some jazz 3s
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IT doesn't make a HUGE difference, usually...just whatever you like to use. I like the Dunlop 1.0 MM Little Stubby picks, myself.

Yeah but if you use extra light nylon picks, you can't do **** all for leads man. No tremelo picking or multi-string skipping fo' you . Around 1 mm is what I'd recommend, even if I don't play with them usually, because I'm a hypocrite and suck at lead

Maybe even like .65-.7 mm for "in between" stuff. If you want to play slow, "emotional" (lol) leads, while maintaining a steady and interesting rhythm, that's what I'd use (for alt./ classic rock).