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post Jun 13 2008, 12:29 AM
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I was just goofing around and it made everything sound smoother.

Alt. Picking became easier and Sweeping became somewhat easier ?

Anyone ever tried playing with the Pick Upside Down and would you recommend it ?
Are there any Pros that do this ?

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post Jun 13 2008, 12:37 AM
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Maybe new pick shape suits you better , you should try to find a pick with normal side similar to your one upside down if you can wink.gif


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post Jun 13 2008, 12:46 AM
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It might be easier, but it sounds muddy :s


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post Jun 13 2008, 01:01 AM
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QUOTE (Zizi Top @ Jun 12 2008, 03:46 PM) *
It might be easier, but it sounds muddy :s



Well not completley upside down.

If you hold your pick with the point side facing down, and pick a curve from either the left or the right of the point, It doesnt sound muddy.


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post Jun 13 2008, 01:22 AM
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I don't know, that doesn't work here... Although I can play it like that, I don't really like the sound.


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post Jun 13 2008, 01:53 AM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Jun 12 2008, 04:22 PM) *
I don't know, that doesn't work here... Although I can play it like that, I don't really like the sound.



Im starting not to like it either, I switched over to Jazz III's now and when you play chords with the pick upside down it does sound nice smile.gif So I bet there are situations where you can use it.


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post Jun 13 2008, 10:08 AM
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Maybe for some gently brushing effects that you can't get with normal (spiked) side.


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post Jun 13 2008, 10:14 AM
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I guess the shape of the pick makes the difference for you. A pointy pick results in a more precise sound, but fast picking is a bit harder than with a more rounded pick. I suggest that you just experiment a bit with different picks (shapes and materials) because picks actually can have a big influence on your sound. I even thought about doing a small video lesson about picks and how the can influence your sound...


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QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Jun 13 2008, 11:14 AM) *
I guess the shape of the pick makes the difference for you. A pointy pick results in a more precise sound, but fast picking is a bit harder than with a more rounded pick. I suggest that you just experiment a bit with different picks (shapes and materials) because picks actually can have a big influence on your sound. I even thought about doing a small video lesson about picks and how the can influence your sound...


Such a lesson would be greatly appreciated smile.gif
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post Jun 13 2008, 10:58 AM
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That would be a very interesting lesson Marcus. Picks are very important and a big factor on your playing.


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