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spacebran
Check this out! I tried it on my buffed switchblade v-pick just now and it literally took me 10 seconds. My carpet isn't as course as that either so it should work!

Dinaga
Hah - this really works! biggrin.gif Thanks a lot for sharing! smile.gif
Cosmin Lupu
Maaaaaan biggrin.gif how cool is that? biggrin.gif
spacebran
QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 23 2012, 10:41 AM) *
Maaaaaan biggrin.gif how cool is that? biggrin.gif


haha I know eh? It definitely makes it a lot easier, and great for those who want to experience a sharper pick without having to go and find some!
Gabriel Leopardi
Cool video! I will try it!
Alex Feather
QUOTE (spacebran @ Apr 22 2012, 06:14 PM) *
Check this out! I tried it on my buffed switchblade v-pick just now and it literally took me 10 seconds. My carpet isn't as course as that either so it should work!


Man! I am still doing it before every show and recording! smile.gif
Ben Higgins
This is how I always sharpen my picks... there are a lot of purple lines on the carpet.....
Procyon
Yes, this is surely the best and easiest way to sharpen your picks - I learned this trick a few years ago and it helped me save quite some money since my picks last a lot longer! cool.gif
Todd Simpson
WOW. This is CRAZY! I thought people were joking! Get something sharp and carve up a nice point on your pick wink.gif I still have to carve up my claytons but better yet BUY SOME POINTY/SHARPISH PICKS FOLKS! smile.gif

*P.S If the Switchblade/jazz/dunlop sharp isn't sharp enough, you can sharpen it a bit by shaving the edge with fine blade. I"ve done some of mine that way.

Dunlop Sharp
Jazz III
Jazz III XL
Best of all
V-Pick SWITCHBLADE (heck, any sharp V-pick will do ya!)
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Apr 23 2012, 11:38 AM) *
Man! I am still doing it before every show and recording! smile.gif
thefireball
Yeah, I learned this somewhere on GMC a while back. Very useful!
spacebran
QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Apr 23 2012, 07:08 PM) *
WOW. This is CRAZY! I thought people were joking! Get something sharp and carve up a nice point on your pick wink.gif I still have to carve up my claytons but better yet BUY SOME POINTY/SHARPISH PICKS FOLKS! smile.gif


haha, I have your V-picks! When they get dull, I sharpen them - they're so good I need them to last as long as possible! smile.gif
Cosmin Lupu
Are these V picks really that awesome?
spacebran
QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 24 2012, 06:37 AM) *
Are these V picks really that awesome?


I really like the tone, and it sounds nice on my acoustic too. Plus I also recently switched from a medium pick to a thick pick so I may also be biased because of the plain fact that it's thicker!
Todd Simpson
QUOTE (spacebran @ Apr 24 2012, 01:58 AM) *
haha, I have your V-picks! When they get dull, I sharpen them - they're so good I need them to last as long as possible! smile.gif


I hear ya smile.gif The carpet does seem a tad unusual but it sounds like lots of folks do it that with good results so whatever works smile.gif I use a carving knife to sharpen picks and it creates a very edge. But it does involve using a sharp knife and you could accidently cut your fingers while trying to do it which would be really counterproductive. So stay safe, keep it on the carpet!



QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 24 2012, 02:37 AM) *
Are these V picks really that awesome?

The short answer is YES smile.gif But they aren't for everyone, some folks really don't like em. Some folks like different shapes than I use as well. I couldn't stand the triangle shape, but Christian (from here) loves em! They are worth a shot if you can try them smile.gif
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