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SLASH91
post Oct 23 2007, 11:45 AM
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As the title states I am having some excess noise while picking, but the thing is, it's not due to improper muting of the strings or anything like that, I don't believe. But it's like when I pick a string ( I can especially hear this when I'm picking fastly) I can here the sound of my pick hitting the string ( not the actual note but a thumping sort of sound) coming through over the amp even though I can still hear the note. I just need to know if I am using some kind of faulty technique or what. Thanks alot smile.gif


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post Oct 23 2007, 01:30 PM
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Can you try to give us a clearer picture of the problem?
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post Oct 23 2007, 02:30 PM
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QUOTE (SLASH91 @ Oct 23 2007, 05:45 AM) *
As the title states I am having some excess noise while picking, but the thing is, it's not due to improper muting of the strings or anything like that, I don't believe. But it's like when I pick a string ( I can especially hear this when I'm picking fastly) I can here the sound of my pick hitting the string ( not the actual note but a thumping sort of sound) coming through over the amp even though I can still hear the note. I just need to know if I am using some kind of faulty technique or what. Thanks alot smile.gif


I think over time this issue will work out on its own. Listen to Kris's 101 AP speed picking lessons. He is making pick noise also, but over time it becomes cool sounding rather than crappy sounding, as your speed, and ability to keep rhythm and accents improves.

edit: I see nobody else answered. I will add something. And from what you say, it may be relevant. I find that my pick strike now is very glancing, not a plucking. With a pluck there is really stoppage and then acceleration of the movement, which I think is a technical way of explaining why it is choppy. But with a graze of the pick, the velocity of the pick does not fall like that, so it is clean and in time with the note. That is the best I can describe it.

You might try exposing just a very tiny fraction of the tip, that will sort of force you to do the glancing strike.

If I am off base, don't be offended, just trying to help.

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post Oct 23 2007, 08:19 PM
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QUOTE (fkalich @ Oct 23 2007, 09:30 AM) *
I think over time this issue will work out on its own. Listen to Kris's 101 AP speed picking lessons. He is making pick noise also, but over time it becomes cool sounding rather than crappy sounding, as your speed, and ability to keep rhythm and accents improves.

edit: I see nobody else answered. I will add something. And from what you say, it may be relevant. I find that my pick strike now is very glancing, not a plucking. With a pluck there is really stoppage and then acceleration of the movement, which I think is a technical way of explaining why it is choppy. But with a graze of the pick, the velocity of the pick does not fall like that, so it is clean and in time with the note. That is the best I can describe it.

You might try exposing just a very tiny fraction of the tip, that will sort of force you to do the glancing strike.

If I am off base, don't be offended, just trying to help.


I think that's right - if the pick is just grazing the strings not only can you move faster, but there is less attack. Another way around it may be a lighter pick.


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QUOTE (fkalich @ Oct 23 2007, 08:30 AM) *
I think over time this issue will work out on its own. Listen to Kris's 101 AP speed picking lessons. He is making pick noise also, but over time it becomes cool sounding rather than crappy sounding, as your speed, and ability to keep rhythm and accents improves.

edit: I see nobody else answered. I will add something. And from what you say, it may be relevant. I find that my pick strike now is very glancing, not a plucking. With a pluck there is really stoppage and then acceleration of the movement, which I think is a technical way of explaining why it is choppy. But with a graze of the pick, the velocity of the pick does not fall like that, so it is clean and in time with the note. That is the best I can describe it.

You might try exposing just a very tiny fraction of the tip, that will sort of force you to do the glancing strike.

If I am off base, don't be offended, just trying to help.


OK, thanks. That definitely helps; I'll be sure to try it out.


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