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peterorg54
post Sep 22 2007, 01:35 PM
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is 'thin' pick better ?

or is 'heavy' pick better ?

thats my question. well i was using 'heavy' one , but i just drifted into use 'thin' one..

well i say thin one is better for speed picking.. cuz i felt really good when i was using thin one..

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post Sep 22 2007, 01:39 PM
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what up dude...

pick thickness comes down to preference.

I use a mini pick at 1.14mm. I love it and can't seem to get used to any others. But... it's all personal pref man.

IMO: Thin is good for acoustic strumming, etc...

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post Sep 22 2007, 02:13 PM
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QUOTE (kethcup @ Sep 22 2007, 07:39 AM) *
what up dude...

pick thickness comes down to preference.

I use a mini pick at 1.14mm. I love it and can't seem to get used to any others. But... it's all personal pref man.

IMO: Thin is good for acoustic strumming, etc...

*shrug*

People who have been around can correct me if I am wrong here, but I have the strong impression that the really great guitarists just about universally use at least a moderately thick pick.

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post Sep 22 2007, 03:13 PM
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It really is like Kethcup said personal preferance.I'm with you on the speedpicking being easier with a thinner pick.Although i like using different size picks pending on what im playing.I use a light gauge pick and also Fender Medium's.I believe Fender makes a medium light gauge which would be pefect for me,also i dont know if they make these anymore but, there used to be a pick called a Dava control pick where it was 3 gauges in one.It all depended on where you griped it for light ,medium and heavy gauge.It was an awesome pick and prevented slipping,i think im going to have to look for it again. smile.gif


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post Sep 22 2007, 03:29 PM
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QUOTE (shredmandan @ Sep 22 2007, 07:13 AM) *
It really is like Kethcup said personal preferance.I'm with you on the speedpicking being easier with a thinner pick.Although i like using different size picks pending on what im playing.I use a light gauge pick and also Fender Medium's.I believe Fender makes a medium light gauge which would be pefect for me,also i dont know if they make these anymore but, there used to be a pick called a Dava control pick where it was 3 gauges in one.It all depended on where you griped it for light ,medium and heavy gauge.It was an awesome pick and prevented slipping,i think im going to have to look for it again. smile.gif

I prefer heavy picks for speed picking. I can feel a slight bend with a medium and light thickness. They still do make the 3 guage pick still.


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post Sep 22 2007, 03:53 PM
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QUOTE (shredmandan @ Sep 22 2007, 09:13 AM) *
It really is like Kethcup said personal preferance.I'm with you on the speedpicking being easier with a thinner pick.Although i like using different size picks pending on what im playing.I use a light gauge pick and also Fender Medium's.I believe Fender makes a medium light gauge which would be pefect for me,also i dont know if they make these anymore but, there used to be a pick called a Dava control pick where it was 3 gauges in one.It all depended on where you griped it for light ,medium and heavy gauge.It was an awesome pick and prevented slipping,i think im going to have to look for it again. smile.gif


I know "personal preference" is sort of a modern day mantra. However, I would like to know of any world class shredder, and I mean one who makes a lot of money doing that, who uses a thin pick for his fast work? I know of none. Maybe there are some, I would like to know who they are.

QUOTE (Soul_Decision @ Sep 22 2007, 09:29 AM) *
I prefer heavy picks for speed picking. I can feel a slight bend with a medium and light thickness. They still do make the 3 guage pick still.


I don't use that heavy. Mine say 1.2 and 1.5, I feel they are thinner than that. When I say thin, I mean the real thin flexible ones, can't see using those for fast AP.

I am sure that if you use very light strings, like 10-38, you could get away with a thinner pick. That may be the deal, the guys who say they use a thin pick for fast AP may invariably use very thin strings, maybe even down tune. I don't see using a super thin pick with say 10-46 strings turned standard for AP.
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post Sep 22 2007, 04:17 PM
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I have tried many picks thick and thin. For me thick is the only way to go with technical playing - but like everyone says its purley down to prefrence.

I use the Jim Dunlop 1mm USA Nylon - its the ONLY pick i want to play guitar with now! smile.gif

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post Sep 22 2007, 08:38 PM
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Dunlop 2mm and Light Pick Heavy tip which is even more than 2 mm.
Heavy pick gives me enough tone and attack without hitting string too much.
I'm talking about playing on electric guitar of course.
For acoustic I use thiner,about 1 mm.


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post Sep 22 2007, 09:31 PM
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I have a bunch of the Dava control picks and really like them. I mainly use brass picks made by cymbolic, I love the tone they give. It's almost a bell like tonal quality. I agree it is all about what feels right for you, I really don't like thin picks


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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Sep 22 2007, 05:17 PM) *
I have tried many picks thick and thin. For me thick is the only way to go with technical playing - but like everyone says its purley down to prefrence.

I use the Jim Dunlop 1mm USA Nylon - its the ONLY pick i want to play guitar with now! smile.gif


I use exactly the same biggrin.gif


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post Sep 23 2007, 01:05 AM
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There is only 1 pick i use now and those are Alice Picks. IDK exactly why but i tried a few and narrowed it down to two picks that i have tons of laying around. Those are the Alice .96mm and the Alice .71 mm ive also used the .81mm when i have to. I try to never go any thicker than this because i also lose speed and thinner i lose speed cause i get no precision. this is all IMO there are thousands of guitars who all use thousands of differnent picks.


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I have a lot of picks and i play a bit on each biggrin.gif

They are all around 1.14 to 1.4mm thick. Today i picked up 1 Dunlop Jazz III pick and will try it a bit. What i don't like about it already is that it is way too small but we'll see how it works.


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QUOTE (chast @ Sep 23 2007, 12:08 AM) *
I use exactly the same biggrin.gif


very cool wink.gif I definatly get on with Dunlop picks best, and like picks with grip for speed picking!


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QUOTE (Pavel @ Sep 22 2007, 07:33 PM) *
I have a lot of picks and i play a bit on each biggrin.gif

They are all around 1.14 to 1.4mm thick. Today i picked up 1 Dunlop Jazz III pick and will try it a bit. What i don't like about it already is that it is way too small but we'll see how it works.


iif you ever come across these, I suggest you give it a try

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the grip is nice, but it more than just that. I feel they are quite special. sometimes I lightly rub the tip with very fine sandpaper, there is sometimes a microscopic nub from the mold there that is noticeable when you play. But just a few wipes with fine sandpaper removes it.
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post Sep 23 2007, 10:54 PM
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I use the black Dunlop Jazz III's. They're smaller and probably about 1.4mm. They have a sharp angled point and last forever. I've been using the same pick for a solid 4 months now, I still have 11 left! With the thinner picks when playing fast I'd notice the pick would start to contour to my thumb after an hour or so playing and the pick was practically worthless at that point.

Personally I prefer the smaller pick size since it requires your hand to make smaller movements and be more accurate. I won't say just but owning one it makes you a better guitar player but my right hand improved a good bit by using a Jazz 3 since it requires you play with much more accuracy than larger picks. I picked them up after reading an article in Guitar Player (I think) where they had endorsements of the 3 from Alexi Laiho, Matt Heafy, Eric Johnson, and several others.


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