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post Dec 21 2008, 01:18 AM
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Heres a dumb question? What pick should I use? I find that when I want speed I use a thin pick, and when I want accurate picking I use a medium one. And I cannot use a thick period. Any thoughts? Also I was and still sort of am a dead head, any lesson on the dead? Thanks
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post Dec 21 2008, 01:27 AM
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Hey

For speed it's probably better with a thick pick, you get more attack and more accurate picking. Thin will probably be too floppy and stuff like that. You'll just have to get used to a thick pick, I promise you won't regret it. About 1.5 mm is enough. And you should find a pick to use always, you don't wanna stand and switch picks on stage, specially not on dark ones.

Anyhow, that's my opinion, hope it helped smile.gif

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post Dec 21 2008, 01:36 AM
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If you want to pick notes or do a solo I agree with Dexxter.

A thin pick is good for strumming chords and such. You will be able to pick single notes (solo) with more control and be more accurate with a med-heavy or heavy pick. It may take a bit to get use to but I believe this will work for you better in the long run.

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post Dec 21 2008, 01:38 AM
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I use a 3mm pick, a stubby...it works great for lead but I find I always have to switch up between the 3mm to a .8mm....odd, I guess its your preference.


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post Dec 21 2008, 01:45 AM
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Thanks for the advice, my thinking was way off, I guess thats why I suck, as least thats the way I feel when I watch the video lesson and try to play at same speed
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post Dec 21 2008, 03:14 AM
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I use softer pick aroun 0.98 for rhythm cause my trusty good ol Jazz XL III sounds to hard when playing rhythm. For everything else I use Jazz XL III. I got used to playing with both of them, so I think it's just a matter of habit. Been using them for quite some time now, and now exactly how they will behave in contact with the string. I think you just need to find a pick that is good for you, and I can't tell you what it is, you have to find out for yourself. I suggest going to nearby guitar store and trying all sorts of picks. Buy 4-5 of different kinds and play with them. When you find the right one - stick with it mate. Hope this helps, cheers smile.gif


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post Dec 21 2008, 03:45 AM
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Try them all (gauges) and play them all as much as possible.
It might be tricky sometimes to switch between certain gauges
but you'll gain a lot,specially when it comes to dynamic.
Don't follow any rules about picks and gauge,
just listen and see what's happening. smile.gif


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post Dec 21 2008, 05:09 AM
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Personal choice I believe, I always liked picks that are about 1 mm thick, this gave me enough attack, didn't bend, later on I switched to Jazz III, don't know how thick they are, I guess about the same.

The only thing I switch picks for is strumming on acoustic, for that I go to 0.70 nylon picks, sounds crisper and better in my opinion.


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