#1
Ive tried everything almost everything and i still allways get picking noise that ruins recordings, tried different size picks, lowering pickups, picking softer, different pick angles, different materials of the pick, but i still allways get that damn annoying picking noise trough the amp..

Is that noise the same on all guitars ?
Will a ISP decimator reduce it?
Will it be as noticable if i get a better quality guitar?
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#2
It's entirely down to picking technique eventually, regardless of what guitar you play or what you use to try to remove it.

If you want to change your attack, you'll have to change your picking technique. I haven't found anything else that works.
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#3
Have you tried different strings? I'm pretty sure a ISP Decimator won't help at all.

Edit: Yeah, I think it's down to technique.
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#4
the picking noise? um can you be a bit more specific?
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#5
i think he means the little "click" noise that happens every time you pick a string
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#6
it's definately all about technique. like when speedpicking, you have to barely have the pick touching the string. but if you're playing like country, you have to have a heavy pick attack. it's just part of the style.
#7
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the picking noise? um can you be a bit more specific?


sometimes the actual sound of the string being plucked gets amplified. this is what is being referred to. like, the sound of the pick hitting a metal string, is amplified. its not always noticeable but sometimes you will hear it under the guitar itself.
#8
A compressor to smooth the dynamics could help a bit...but a lot of it is, sadly technique. If you don't mind me asking, what kind of guitar, pickups, strings, picks are you running?
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#9
^ its a ibanez rgr321 with emg designed humbuckers, d'addario strings and i have .88 dunlop picks, and a couple of 1mm picks

and i guess its not technique ive tried every technique possible :P And the picking sound is surprisingly loud even when im just touching the string very slightly
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#10
Quote by Jaekae
^ its a ibanez rgr321 with emg designed humbuckers, d'addario strings and i have .88 dunlop picks, and a couple of 1mm picks

and i guess its not technique ive tried every technique possible :P And the pciking sound is surprisingly loud even when im just touching the string very slightl with it



I get that too, i belive its the combination of strings and pups, My emgs and D addario's do the same, they are very bright strings
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#11
I get this sometimes, whats the best picking technique to stop the noise?
#12
I had to re-adjust alot of my playing habits had the same issue. Also the tube amp helped out alot over ss amps... But like stated its all in the technique... Noise gates and other suff just masks it which doesnt solve the problem...
#13
Quote by sirlimecat
I get that too, i belive its the combination of strings and pups, My emgs and D addario's do the same, they are very bright strings


that might be it, going to try different strings next time and if that doesnt help im gonna get the new pickups ive been looking at
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#14
I'm not entirely sure (like I am with everything else :p but maybe try hitting the string softer and trying a softer pick...

Although this will give you a softer sound, so I guess it isn't entirely fair...
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#15
Quote by treflip
I get this sometimes, whats the best picking technique to stop the noise?



For me a different pick helped with adjusting the angle of my attack and it helped out alot to be a little more aggresive with my playing.
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#17
no ones mentioned eqing? Do you have your highs cranked?,, that may very well be your problem.
#18
Quote by rokket2005
no ones mentioned eqing? Do you have your highs cranked?,, that may very well be your problem.


Pretty sure its not eq'ing i had the same issue in any eq setting.. Also theres plenty of people that have there treble dimed with no noise..

But less treble can mask some of the noise but not all so you are on the right track.
#19
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hold the pick so only a very small part of it sticks out past your fingers.

use less gain


tried and doesnt work
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#21
Quote by Jaekae
and i guess its not technique ive tried every technique possible :P



I sincerely doubt you have. Most guitarists (and most likely you too) pick through a string, giving a very definite beginning to each note, and the usual decay. Some guitarists (Eric Johnson and Shawn Lane come to me quickest) reduce their pick attack by bowing the string slightly with the side of the pick then they play. This concept can be tricky to explain, but let me try. With the pick at a slight angle, rest the pick on a string, so that the tip is closer to the pickguard than the string. Now pull the pick out from the fretboard so that the string "slides" along the edge of the pick (your pick has to have a smooth edge). In effect your picking around an string, as opposed to picking through it. It gives a very quiet attack and a very round toned note which "blooms" slightly after it's picked.

It's a very, very difficult technique to master and be able to use it in fast passages.
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#22
i'm really curious on this as i recently switched from pickless to using picks. obviously most guitarists use picks and you don't hear a lot of the pick sound on studio recordings so i'm wondering if there is a way to do reduce this at the recording level? just a bump for ya.

otherwise-
maybe check Riffs and Recordings forum?
turn tone knob down on guitar?
lower pickups? - i think you already did that
change strings?

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#23
Well, darker sounding strings help. Also a LOT of this falls in your picking technique/ what kind of pics, amp, guitar you use. I use Dunlop Jazz IIIs (1.38mm thick) and DR Strings (guaged .11-.52) and get no pick click in my sound even though DRs are bright sounding and Jazz IIIs are thick. Your technique sounds like it needs a bit of adjusting. Also, try lossening your grip on the pick some (not to the point of dropping your pick) but just enough that theres a bit of give when you hit a string. That should help some (wow explaingin picking techniques on the interwebs is hard)
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