#3
you like it?! god i hate that sound, i get it all the time. i read it has something to do with the way you pick the string.
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#6
It's two things, the amplification and the picking (obv).

High gain, lots of gain and high volume on the guitar. Youu need that.

And the way you pick, the deeper your pick goes, the more 'plick' you get. That's why you don't hear it with pro sweepers, ie. as Steve Vai said 'whenever we play fast the pick we don't dig in with the pick as much but merely touch the string lightly'' (ok, not his exact words but close)
Also whether you hold your pick flat or angled. If you do pinch harmonics alot its probably angled, and it gives more plick because the pick and the string touch eachother longer.
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#7
you like it?! god i hate that sound, i get it all the time. i read it has something to do with the way you pick the string.


>:|

It's two things, the amplification and the picking (obv).

High gain, lots of gain and high volume on the guitar. Youu need that.

And the way you pick, the deeper your pick goes, the more 'plick' you get. That's why you don't hear it with pro sweepers, ie. as Steve Vai said 'whenever we play fast the pick we don't dig in with the pick as much but merely touch the string lightly'' (ok, not his exact words but close)
Also whether you hold your pick flat or angled. If you do pinch harmonics alot its probably angled, and it gives more plick because the pick and the string touch eachother longer.


Thanks to everybody and especially to you who gave me the exact answer I was looking for. It worked btw.

Would a thick or thin pick work/sound best with this? Can't try because my mom is sleeping

Anyway, is this sound appreciated in general? 'Cause I love it.
#8
Thick, because there's more pick to scratch the string.

It depends on the style you're playing. In modern metal music (Vai, Satriani, bloody Avenged Sevenfold even though they suck) players tend to avoid it, however in the 80s they didn't mind that much. Think Van Halen, Alice Cooper (Whitesnake?). Sometimes you can hear Jimmy Page's pick like this, too.
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#9
Quote by mightywarrior
>:|


It makes my already sloppy playing sound worse, so thats my excuse

i get it with thick picks more so id go for 1mm or thicker
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#10
i use 1.14 mm, and i hate that sound!!!!

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#11
Quote by Necrophagist777
i use 1.14 mm, and i hate that sound!!!!


^ Obviously a modern metal kid. Prooves my point.

Now all we need is an Alice Cooper fanboy who says he likes the sound ^^
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#12
Your EQ settings will determine how prevalent pick noise is - using an EQ pedal you can actualyl make it really prominent.

Also you can use a compressor to emphasise the initial pick attack.
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#14
i believe that is called ice pick, you normally get it on pretty bright amps like the laney vh100r/vc50. Most people dont like it but if you want that sound then check out those amps
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Your EQ settings will determine how prevalent pick noise is - using an EQ pedal you can actualyl make it really prominent.

Also you can use a compressor to emphasise the initial pick attack.


Are you really called Mark?


My guess for the chk would be somewhere between 1500hz-2000hz. But that's total gamble
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#16
Quote by yoyodunno
The sound is usually appreciated in blues solos.

Aye, aye it is.

I wouldn't say it was good for metal, as the playing is meant to be nice and smooth, whereas blues is meant to be a bit more rough (well, my kinda blues is).

I hit the strings a bit harder and turn up the gain a bit to get the noise. But, I'm guessing it isn't as nice for metal, so maybe work on getting playing smoother before you decide to get that sound.
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#17
Quote by bornfidelity
^ Obviously a modern metal kid. Prooves my point.

Now all we need is an Alice Cooper fanboy who says he likes the sound ^^


Let me rephrase that, i hate that sound when playing modern metal obviously, it just doesn't sound right. but when i'm playing a blues lick or some southern rock i don't mind it at all, i don't really even notice it.

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