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post Nov 18 2007, 07:20 AM
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till i loose them...


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post Nov 18 2007, 07:24 AM
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I have a pick I am really in love with, and it is starting to get pretty worn now, but I just can't use any other. Or at least any other type. This one is 73mm and the others I have is a lot thicker, so I'll guess I'll have to take a trip down to the local store to get some new 73mm. Can't play with thicker.


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post Nov 18 2007, 05:46 PM
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QUOTE (ibanezkiller @ Nov 18 2007, 07:20 AM) *
till i loose them...

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post Nov 18 2007, 05:48 PM
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yeh, 5-10hrs is when i start to feel that it ain't as good as it was, then i tend to look around my collection to find 1 that is not quite as bad. when the end gets flat it tends to give more of a scrape than a pluck. Good point about filing it back into shape, will have to start doing that:)


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post Nov 18 2007, 05:49 PM
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QUOTE (lavendell @ Nov 18 2007, 04:46 PM) *
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I agree, I have never worn out a pick before I have lost it.... They are extremely easy to lose, glass slides are pretty easy to lose aswell, but they always turn up. Well actually picks turn up too, if I run out of picks i just shift furniture until I find one, always works. smile.gif


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post Nov 18 2007, 05:57 PM
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Ive never known a pick to just "wear" out ! This is a new phenomenon to me wink.gif


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post Nov 18 2007, 05:58 PM
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Pretty much till I lose them or sometimes when I'm reading on the internet I sometimes hold it with my teeth and ruin them like that, but thats like once every week since I can't really read. Just kidding! But I would say, until I lose them which could take anywhere from 1 week to 4 months.


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post Nov 18 2007, 07:05 PM
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Well it really all depends. smile.gif
One thing that i cant stand is when a pick gets a little groove,nick or chip in it .That causes weird and messed up picking so when i have one like that i just put it aside and save it just incase i have nothing else left to use.Alot of times i will use those picks to do techniques like pick scrapes and tapping cause imo there already ruined andi never use a good brand new pick for those tech.

If it isnt for reasons listed above then i can use them for a really long time.I dont ever throw away picks unless there just completly no use left.One of my buddies always breaks them blink.gif That doesnt make sense to me?I dont know how he does it cause i may have broke 1 pick in my 11 years playing.If i had my way though i would use a new pick every day.It great to get that brand new pick and start using it,feels great on your finger's and just sounds smooth,but i just cant go buy picks every day so i make do with what i have


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post Nov 18 2007, 09:24 PM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Nov 18 2007, 05:57 PM) *
Ive never known a pick to just "wear" out ! This is a new phenomenon to me wink.gif


Obviously you never played long enough for a pick to wear off tongue.gif tongue.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif Get back to practice!!! And don't come back until your pick is worn off laugh.gif laugh.gif

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QUOTE (Pavel @ Nov 18 2007, 08:24 PM) *
Obviously you never played long enough for a pick to wear off tongue.gif tongue.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif Get back to practice!!! And don't come back until your pick is worn off laugh.gif laugh.gif

laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif Obviously I have been shredding hard enough unsure.gif


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post Nov 19 2007, 12:11 AM
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I use these little beefy picks Stubby 1mm. Ive never managed to round it off enough to have it unuseable. I also use Alice .81mm These are my favorites.. with them i use them usually until i lose them, but i do enjoy when they round off.. its just once its flat they are no longer usuable biggrin.gif


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post Nov 19 2007, 07:40 PM
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I use Jazz III's, the 1.31mm black ones. They're easy to lose. So, until I lose them. I don't think they could wear out unless I started using 12 gage strings or so.

When I used to play with Fender Mediums, I could break picks or wear them down a ton.

The Jazz III seems indestructible.


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post Dec 22 2007, 12:01 AM
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I use my picks until I lose them smile.gif


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post Dec 22 2007, 12:43 AM
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lol, i lose them so fast I've never actually thought of them as things that 'wear out'.

Around these parts they're sorta like Bic lighters, sort of finders keepers.
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post Dec 24 2007, 04:08 PM
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i just use them until they get lost..losing picks is a baaaaaaad habit of mine.


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post Dec 25 2007, 09:39 PM
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I use a bunch of them at once, and when they all get weared out I buy another bunch and so on. In th old days I used to use one pick for a long time, using a sand paper to make it pointy again.


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post Dec 31 2007, 02:13 AM
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All this talk of losing picks is why I have stayed away from fingerpicking.


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post Dec 31 2007, 02:17 AM
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I wanna buy an expensive bone guitar pick because I'm so tired of not caring about them.


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post Jan 1 2008, 11:45 PM
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I have three of theese in my pick-holder at my guitar, and I just takes out one at random everytime I play, so they wear off equally. They last forever though, I have about 10 of those, and I don't think I have thrown one out yet.
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you can use it once for hard song


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