#1
Alright, so lately, when my picking got a little faster (single picking, like some solos (i still suck)) i realized that my pick is sometimes not hitting the string coordinately because the string is vibrating from the previous hit. How ever i tried picking the same things lower down by the bridge, and it got a little bit easier. Was wondering how many of you do this?

BTW i use Dunlop Jazz 3 picks. If somone has another recommendation, im going to the shop tomorrow, and will pick a few up to try.
#3
by the sound of it u may be hitting ur string to hard, yes the string vibrates but it shouldnt vibrate that much to cause stutter of the picking hand, i suggest u slow the tempo down and practice alternate picking on each string and gradually increase the tempo keeping in mind u have full control of the velocity of ur picking
#4
Dunlop picks are pretty good, I used to use the jazz 3s til I bought the dunlop, I use the ones with the turtle on the front, and the rhino.

Also, I pick normally between my middle and neck pick up
#5
I use Jazz III's as well, they're my fave.
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#7
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Dunlop picks are pretty good, I used to use the jazz 3s til I bought the dunlop, I use the ones with the turtle on the front, and the rhino.

Also, I pick normally between my middle and neck pick up



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but i use jazz 3's for metal
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#8
I use Dunlop Derlin, .46mm works nice and its hard to lose a pink pick

I pick at about the midpoint of my two pickups, moving closer to the bridge or neck depending on the sound I'm going for.
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#9
[green tortex] .88's are awesome

yes sir, they are
i pick halfway between bridge and neck when i riff and i pick on the 20th or so fret when im doing single-note melodies
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#10
I have been playing for 1 year and just started "speed picking". It sounds hot. I found that I had to move way down by the lower pickup. Closer to the bridge as you said. If I don't, the strings wiggle too much to make it work right. I'm talking about picking the E, A strings as fast as humanly possible.

The only problem is my wild and frantic picking motion is scatching my pickguard up, but isn't that what it is for?
#11
I use Jazz III's, but also use 2 and 3mm Big Stubbies, 2, 1.14, .88, .60 and .50 Tortex picks. I usually rest the bottom of my palm (that fleshy bit that you use for palm muting) on the bridge so I can palm mute when I want. And that's just how I've always done it, even when I played acoustic (this ofcourse changes when I'm playing full chords, then I use a strumming technique which I'm sure everyone knows how to do). I hear that anchoring your hand anywhere on the guitar is bad because it restricts movement, but I haven't had any trouble. I'm gonna get some lessons soon, so it's all good.
#12
I recently started using 1.5mm Dunlop picks, doubt i will ever use anything else now As for the picking spot, I usually keep my pick centered between the pickups on my guitar.

That is just the spot that feels most comfortable for me, it is truly a players preference though.
#13
alright thanks, now my most favorite spot to play is the very end, by the bridge, but it gives a diff sound (same pitch) but diff tone. So that is why im asking if it is a good idea to pick there.
#16
I pick all over the place depending on the tone I want.
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I pick all over the place depending on the tone I want.


+1 to this.

However, when I'm picking fast I usually pick just over the middle pickup on my S470.
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#18
For smooth mellow sound, I like to pick at the bottom of the fret past the neck pick-up or near the neck pick-up. For bright, funky sounds and all of my solos, I love to pick at the bridge.
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