#1
I have a strange problem.

Whenever I play, the sound of the pick always come through. Except when I play anything with EL84's.

I played a Fender Deluxe Reverb, the sound of the pick came through, I played a Mesa, the pick came through (not as bad, but still there). I played a Peavey Classic 30, no pick sound!!

I dont know if its the thickness, the material its made from, or what.

For the record, I use Snarling Dogs, Nylon, in .53 and .73 thickness. I also use Dunlop Nylon .46 and .60 thickness.


The guitar I'm using is an Epiphone Casino.


Since the Casino is completely hollow and doesnt have the center block, this could be why it sounds tin-like, or it may not, I dont know.

The nylon picks may be the reason, I dont know.


You guys probably know more than me, so what would cause the pick-sound to come through and make the sound tinny?
#2
well that happened to me when i used the dunlop nylon 1.14mm picks (the ones that glow in the dark). and all of that changed when i started using tortex .70mm
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#3
Quote by magnum1117
well that happened to me when i used the dunlop nylon 1.14mm picks (the ones that glow in the dark). and all of that changed when i started using tortex .70mm


So try using tortex? so it the material of the pick, right? I'll try it and report back tommorow.


Also, since I'm here...

I really like the Fender '57 Deluxe amp model on the Digitech RP-350.

How close is the Blues Jr. to a '57 Deluxe in terms of tone?

Or should I just save a bit more for an actual Deluxe?
#4
Dude, you come up with some weird threads. All I can say is, turn it up so you don't hear the pick.
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#5
Quote by Kevin Saale
Dude, you come up with some weird threads. All I can say is, turn it up so you don't hear the pick.


But I am wierd, though.

I turned it up and it also makes the pick noise louder, and makes it sound even more tin-like.


But I appreciate the suggestion, I really do.

I think the pick material is the culprit.
#6
Well, the tinny sound could be the hollow body guitar.
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#7
I have a similar problem with being able to hear my pick hitting the guard when I play too close to the active pickup, so I just play up by the neck when using the bridge p/u and vice versa.
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#8
Quote by Kevin Saale
Well, the tinny sound could be the hollow body guitar.


If that be the case, which it may be, how coult I get rid of the tin-sound withoput modifying my guitar or amp?
#9
I dunno, maybe try rolling down your tone knob.
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#10
Quote by Kevin Saale
I dunno, maybe try rolling down your tone knob.



Maybe but there isnt a compressor or EQ or something that may work?

I dont wanna lose my tone!
#11
Yeah, an eq might work. It seems to me you really like that guitar, but maybe you subconsciously don't really dig the sound it's giving.
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#12
Just dial the tone knob down very slightly. Just a tad (even a quarter of a turn) back will roll off enough top end to get rid of some shrill highs.
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#13
Quote by Kevin Saale
Yeah, an eq might work. It seems to me you really like that guitar, but maybe you subconsciously don't really dig the sound it's giving.


No, I love the sound, its just the P-90's make it a bit thin. I'll try an EQ, how should I set it? suck out some highs maybe?
#14
Maybe add some bass and mids, and drop some highs.
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#15
Quote by Kevin Saale
Maybe add some bass and mids, and drop some highs.


I'll try it and see....