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Jamie
post Oct 27 2009, 08:24 PM
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Hi guys,
been working with speedpicking recently, and trying to get a 45degree incline with the pick. however when i try this the pick makes next to no noise when it touches the string, even with the volume turned to max! When I pick with the pick parallel to the string i get a normal loud noise.
I'm currently using a 1.6 mm thick heavy pick and its a little blunted at the end - could this be the reason why i'm not getting a loud sound?
If this is the case, what is the correct thickness and type of pick to use specifically for speed-picking?

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post Oct 27 2009, 08:30 PM
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I sure am interested in this topic. Waiting for someone who is in the know to help you out here ...


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post Oct 28 2009, 11:15 AM
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Anyone?
sorry by 'no sound' i mean a very thin scratchy noise that is barely audible. I'm going to try and get new picks today to see if that rectifies the problem.
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post Oct 28 2009, 11:32 AM
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I heard that a lot of speed-pickers around are using Dunlops Jazz III, but maybe Im wrong...

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post Oct 28 2009, 12:03 PM
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QUOTE (Staffy @ Oct 28 2009, 11:32 AM) *
I heard that a lot of speed-pickers around are using Dunlops Jazz III, but maybe Im wrong...

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yes they are very good picks for speedpicking !


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post Oct 28 2009, 12:10 PM
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Try this from the master ... he goes through the angle and the mechanics behind picking ... maybe you'll be able to pin point the issue.. Good luck ..



I use jazz III as well. .

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post Oct 28 2009, 12:45 PM
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Cheers, Zen! That was an enjoyable vid.

[EDIT] >> Paul's idea of angling the thumb joint seems to work well for me with my long skinny fingers. I feel like I have more control.

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post Oct 28 2009, 02:57 PM
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Jazz III's here too.
That Gilbert video should go through what you need to know. The "scratchy" sound is part of what produces that particular tone, however if you're not getting enough of a sound out of it then try backing off/reducing the angle a little bit to get the plectrum to have a little bit more bite.
Also, as you've mentioned, having a blunt end won't help - I often get some emery paper and just sharpen the tip from time to time. Pointy picks make for less effort which is always good.


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post Oct 29 2009, 01:48 AM
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thanks muchly guys, especially for the cool vid! new pick works much better
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post Oct 29 2009, 02:04 AM
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QUOTE (Jamie @ Oct 29 2009, 01:48 AM) *
thanks muchly guys, especially for the cool vid! new pick works much better

Also try with adding more midds in your sounds,
midds are great for that "chuck chuck" picking tone. biggrin.gif


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