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Mr Mayhem
post Dec 26 2010, 05:28 PM
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Hi Everyone.

I promised i would post my results when i found the pick that solves my problems so here i am.

Im using picks from www.dugainpicks.com and they are brilliant.

They are a bit expensive (about £8 each i think) but for me its a small price for the peace of mind im getting.... see all my previous probs regarding pick slippage etc.

The only minor niggle i had with them was that they don't normally sound quite as sharp as the big stubbies i was using, but i fixed that by sharpening them. I now have the sound and tone from the big stubbies, but a perfect grip and feel too.

These picks really are amazingly comfortable, and they also ensure that my fingers are going exactly in the right place when i hold it too.

At the moment i am getting a bit more pick noise than normal, which i put down to the pick being a bit different to my old ones... but im sure i can fix that with a bit of adjustment to the angle im picking at. Also i think maybe my amp isn't set up the best.

Anyway i wanted to say thanks to all who wrote to me offering advice and helpful suggestions, especially to Ben Higgins who helped me to stop beating myself up about it. Cheers guys!


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post Dec 26 2010, 09:05 PM
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Todd Simpson
post Dec 27 2010, 12:18 AM
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I'm a big fan of Clayton picks. I like the 1.2 mm acetate picks for their tone and lack of flex. Recently I've started using V picks and they are great. I use the switchblade picks from V picks. They are pointed by design which is great for alternate picking.


quote name='Mr Mayhem' date='Dec 26 2010, 11:28 AM' post='510091']
Hi Everyone.

I promised i would post my results when i found the pick that solves my problems so here i am.

Im using picks from www.dugainpicks.com and they are brilliant.

They are a bit expensive (about £8 each i think) but for me its a small price for the peace of mind im getting.... see all my previous probs regarding pick slippage etc.

The only minor niggle i had with them was that they don't normally sound quite as sharp as the big stubbies i was using, but i fixed that by sharpening them. I now have the sound and tone from the big stubbies, but a perfect grip and feel too.

These picks really are amazingly comfortable, and they also ensure that my fingers are going exactly in the right place when i hold it too.

At the moment i am getting a bit more pick noise than normal, which i put down to the pick being a bit different to my old ones... but im sure i can fix that with a bit of adjustment to the angle im picking at. Also i think maybe my amp isn't set up the best.

Anyway i wanted to say thanks to all who wrote to me offering advice and helpful suggestions, especially to Ben Higgins who helped me to stop beating myself up about it. Cheers guys!
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Gary
post Dec 27 2010, 02:59 AM
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Interesting concept of having the thumb area relieved like the big stubby and also having a relieved channel for the index finger on the opposite side. This should lock the grip down such the position of the pick is fixed to your index finger. The only way for this pick to rotate would be if your index finger slipped out of the channel.

Let us know the type of material you purchased (choice of 30 ohmy.gif ) and also how thick the pick is. I looked around the site trying to determine the thickness of the picks but was unable to find any mention of it, may have missed it though wink.gif

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post Dec 27 2010, 02:06 PM
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QUOTE (Gary @ Dec 27 2010, 01:59 AM) *
Interesting concept of having the thumb area relieved like the big stubby and also having a relieved channel for the index finger on the opposite side. This should lock the grip down such the position of the pick is fixed to your index finger. The only way for this pick to rotate would be if your index finger slipped out of the channel.

Let us know the type of material you purchased (choice of 30 ohmy.gif ) and also how thick the pick is. I looked around the site trying to determine the thickness of the picks but was unable to find any mention of it, may have missed it though wink.gif

Gary


Hi Gary

I tried the delrin and the acrylic ones. The acrylic for me is better because it seems to give a better tone. The delrin sounds a bit softer.
I can't find their figure for thickness either, but i reckon they are about 2.5 or 3mm thick. Fine if you like that kind of thing like me, but not for the guitarist who likes their picks to bend.

Their actual website doesn't give you that much info really, at one point i came across a different one selling their picks and it showed a lot more of the stuff they do, (including gold and brass versions with a hole in the middle.) I like the idea of a metal pick because its not going to wear out in a long time, but in the past i've never liked the sound they produce. I might save up the £30 and try one some time.

It took quite a while for the picks i ordered to come through.... think it was about 3 weeks from when i placed the order to when they arrived, but i suppose they are hand made and it was definatley worth the wait. Now im happy im going to order a bigger batch.


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