Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Merc, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. radd

    radd Synchromatic

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Which ever if these two than come out of my pocket first

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  2. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Forum member @Penguin gave me this pick when we first met. I've never used it in case I damaged it.
    Penguin pick 003.jpg Penguin pick 004.jpg
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  3. Byron

    Byron Synchromatic

    Sep 4, 2009
    Anyone else snip the pointy tip off too? I use the green tortex 88s . Used to never buy new ones so got used to using picks that were almost round through wear. New ones seem a bit...picky!
  4. Byron

    Byron Synchromatic

    Sep 4, 2009
    Usually rub tip on a handy rough wall then whiz it around on a carpet to get it smooth. Impresses women too.
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  5. Jockabilly

    Jockabilly Synchromatic

    Sep 15, 2018
    Following from mention of rounding yer tip off another question then, Round tip or pointed tip?
    I like a really pointy tip for intense lead work and rounded if I am doing more rhythm work. I find that the rounded tip just doesn't give me the accuracy and high speed for blistering lead runs.

    Being a classic mean Scotsman I sharpen my picks with a file when I wear the point off and so they last quite a while.
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  6. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    That’s a good point that I hadn’t considered. I use pure nickel strings which are warmer sounding. The Tortex taming a bit of the highs on steel over nickel makes sense.
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  7. Penguin

    Penguin Country Gent

    Nov 20, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
  8. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    You can pick your guitar, you can pick your nose, and you can pick your friend's guitar. Just don't pick your friend's nose.
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  9. Bought this a while back. Probably a year. I use it on my archtop acoustic as well as my gretsch, and now the es 295. I also have a red bear, and a few gypsy jazz style picks that are really thick, but i find my self using thicker picks more often

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  10. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    .60mm Tortex

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  11. r0de0

    r0de0 Gretschie

    Jul 7, 2011
    Collingwood, ON Canada
    Vince Ray 1.0 mm
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2019
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  12. Dave-B

    Dave-B Synchromatic

    May 23, 2016
    Fred Kelly Speed Pick. Can't play with a regular pick since freeing up my index finger!
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2019
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  13. Frank_NH

    Frank_NH Synchromatic

    Mar 25, 2013
    Lebanon, NH

    I recently switched to Herdim 1 mm blue picks like The Edge uses. I hold it so that the texture side is used to strike the string to get that U2 “ching ching” sound :D

    For a smoother attack I also use Dunlop 1 mm black nylon picks (held the same way).

    By the way, when using the textured edge for picking, there is a break in period. After some time they mellow out and sound perfect!
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  14. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
  15. Hammerhands

    Hammerhands Country Gent

    Aug 26, 2011
    Your soul?

    Or iPhone cases. You get a metal pick or a razor blade in-between the back cover and the frame for the screen and then slide a plastic triangle opening tool in there to keep it from closing while you unlock the 6 or 8 tabs.


    Last edited: Apr 25, 2019
  16. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Gretschie

    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    I’ve been having great success with using fake nails. I just use medical tape and tape one on my index finger 96A86921-DB41-45AE-875B-C23C82058F80.jpeg
  17. rich724

    rich724 Gretschie

    Apr 16, 2013
    Linden, MI
    I use picks made from horn. I like the Tone and texture.
  18. DougCraft

    DougCraft Gretschie

    Apr 24, 2018
    Northern Colorado
    Ernie Ball light gauge thumbpicks. Chet would approve...
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