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post Mar 5 2008, 02:36 PM
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Hi guys i can't seem to do a pick scrape properly it just sounds like crap how are you supposed to do this? Any chance of a short lesson on it or something because i've heard different ways of doing it.
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post Mar 5 2008, 02:40 PM
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There are no different ways. Just scrape your pick down the string. Stick gain up and practice. It is a simple but effective technique smile.gif


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post Mar 5 2008, 02:48 PM
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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Mar 5 2008, 02:40 PM) *
There are no different ways. Just scrape your pick down the string. Stick gain up and practice. It is a simple but effective technique smile.gif

Yeah, that's the only way I know of as well


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post Mar 5 2008, 03:01 PM
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Watch vids of other guitarists doing it. One of the famous ones is at the start of Talk Dirty To Me by Poison biggrin.gif


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post Mar 5 2008, 03:04 PM
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Certain types of pick are better than others for this- the main picks i use Dunlop 1.38 are awful for pick scrapes- they sound hideous.

The picks i can get for really really cheap with the cool design on etc. sound realy good- (they get quite mangled after just one scrape though)
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post Mar 5 2008, 06:09 PM
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I guess I have the same question as basic as it may seem. Is the basic technique to push the pick against the string like "/" moving toward the headstock or to drag or pull the pick like this "\" toward the headstock. Thanks for your input. Rod


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post Mar 6 2008, 10:50 PM
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Well i've never been able to do it right. The tab says do it on the D and G strings but the G strings doesn't seem to make a noise at all when you scrape is across that. I don't know which direction or where to start from or whether you've got to wriggle it or something
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post Mar 7 2008, 09:27 PM
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it's absolutely important that you do it with a certain kind of pick- it's terrible for me to do with the pick i normally use (jazz III).

a pick with a graphic or a grip near the edge works well, and i find it works best on the bass strings (i could never get a sound out of the treble strings).
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