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Mertay
post Aug 18 2013, 11:20 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l11Rog3XCjw

Jump to 2nd minute to see it as to be honest I'm not sure if I understood it. Oh by the way, the guitar playing is not fake smile.gif


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post Aug 19 2013, 08:39 AM
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Hmmm, that is one thick pick, a bit overdoing it I reckon. Not sure why the pick needs to be so thick. What do you mean when you say 'understand it'? smile.gif


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post Aug 19 2013, 09:17 AM
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I mean there is a picture but I couldn't understand the design or how exactly he made it.

I've never heard anyone play like him and would like to at least try understanding his approach.

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post Aug 19 2013, 03:19 PM
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It sounds like Dragonforce. I wonder if there is more info about this design in any site.... do you know?


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post Aug 19 2013, 03:41 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Aug 19 2013, 02:19 PM) *
It sounds like Dragonforce. I wonder if there is more info about this design in any site.... do you know?


I just searched the guitar player but seems he didn't "make it" yet smile.gif

I do understand using a heavy+thick pick as it does need less grip and strength while playing but only weakness is its dynamicly too stable sounding (just like a very thin pick).

What I'm curious about is the tip of that pick, its obvious the regular pick doesn't hit the string at the same angle when upstroke. I have a dunlop hio speed pick which has a slightly curved tip, not sure it its faster but its picking noise is very low though it might be because its not very hard.

İts easy to find think jim dunlup stubbys where I live but before I glue+melt them I have to know how its done smile.gif


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post Aug 20 2013, 08:25 AM
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That pick angle is just about how I hold my picks smile.gif I'm using an OCTAVIOUS prototyp thats about 4 or 5mm I think but it's not as thick as that guy. The basic concept is that mostly the tip point addresses the string so its very accurate and the large bevel helps it glide over the strings. The one I"m using almost feels like the guitar is playing itself. Almost effortless. But that one is a bit large even for me smile.gif

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QUOTE (Mertay @ Aug 18 2013, 06:20 PM) *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l11Rog3XCjw

Jump to 2nd minute to see it as to be honest I'm not sure if I understood it. Oh by the way, the guitar playing is not fake smile.gif



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post Aug 30 2013, 09:19 AM
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This looks a bit like overdoing it but everyone is different. What I"m sure is that you can probably get used to any kind of pick, with practice and over time. I never liked the chubby picks, felt to rigid to me when playing. I like when pick is extremely soft and bendy for chords strumming and a bit thicker for lead stuff but should be able to bend slightly during playing (for rhythm stuff mixed with leads).

Having said that, I do not think there is a pick that will allow you to play faster due to its physical properties (at least to some big extent) as its all about the practice. Otherwise, people would just go to the store and : "Please get me that 200 bpm 16th notes pick, I need to learn a faster song today." smile.gif


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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Aug 30 2013, 08:19 AM) *
Having said that, I do not think there is a pick that will allow you to play faster due to its physical properties (at least to some big extent) as its all about the practice. Otherwise, people would just go to the store and : "Please get me that 200 bpm 16th notes pick, I need to learn a faster song today." smile.gif


Best thing I've read today cool.gif I for one was more interested in the celtic oriented phrasing he had smile.gif


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post Aug 30 2013, 05:21 PM
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Very true smile.gif A certain pick won't "make" you play better. But certain picks can encourage physical habbits simply due to their physical properties. Eg Thicker picks don't flex so they naturally encourage a slightly light strike at speed due to the fact that heavier strikes at speed tend to cause the pick to "hand" on a give string. Also, pointy picks tend to reduce the amount of "drag" a given pick has since the point minimizes the surface area actually addressing the string.

So in short, no pick will make you play better/faster, that takes practice. But certain picks can encourage your hand to develop habits that will serve you well as you get better smile.gif

But again, this like anything is a matter of individual opinion and taste to some degree. Some folks really like thin picks (Darius for example) so he's not likely to suggest using a thick/pointy. Also, some folks don't like pointy picks and feel they actually detract from precision. Again, a thousand questions can yield a thousand answers. But as Bruce Lee said, ..

"Listen to everything, absorb what is useful" smile.gif

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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Aug 30 2013, 04:19 AM) *
This looks a bit like overdoing it but everyone is different. What I"m sure is that you can probably get used to any kind of pick, with practice and over time. I never liked the chubby picks, felt to rigid to me when playing. I like when pick is extremely soft and bendy for chords strumming and a bit thicker for lead stuff but should be able to bend slightly during playing (for rhythm stuff mixed with leads).

Having said that, I do not think there is a pick that will allow you to play faster due to its physical properties (at least to some big extent) as its all about the practice. Otherwise, people would just go to the store and : "Please get me that 200 bpm 16th notes pick, I need to learn a faster song today." smile.gif



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