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post Aug 1 2010, 12:03 PM
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Loose enough not to lose strength on it, and firm enough not to drop it smile.gif

It is never the same, it varies on how hard you hit the strings

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post Aug 1 2010, 12:09 PM
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As firmly as you should treat your wife! xD Just kidding biggrin.gif I am experimenting with my pick. I keep it firm enough not to make any unwanted movements for maximum control, but I try to keep my wrist flexible so it doesn't affect my picking when changing strings etc. I think you could lean back into the bridge with your palm and beat the life juice out of your strings if you're doing tremolo picking, but I think the goal is to be able to relax AND get 100% control at the same time. smile.gif

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post Aug 2 2010, 12:33 AM
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My fav picks which I recommend are:

Jazz III XL - Great all rounder with a shape and feel I just love to use, great control. I think this is perfect to use for whatever style of playing. Everyone should try one of these, I'm loving it!

The Screamer V-Pick - Most v-pick are so-so you have to find the one(s) you enjoy if going for them depending on your own style of playing and sometimes get use to using it. I didn't like the screamer at first, but get use to it and it has a interesting tone and attack style. Sounds better than the others I think.

The Shredder V-Pick - What i do like about v-pick is the loss feel, it relaxs your hand without the need of so much grip. This one is great for speed training while keeping your hand relaxed, its sharp so you are forced to play using the tip only or your'll hear about it! Very little movement required, I think it trained my picking hand correctly when going back to use other picks as well. You don't lost grip with v-picks.

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