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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Merc, Apr 11, 2019.
Which ever if these two than come out of my pocket first
Forum member @Penguin gave me this pick when we first met. I've never used it in case I damaged it.
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!
Usually rub tip on a handy rough wall then whiz it around on a carpet to get it smooth. Impresses women too.
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.
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.
Thanks mate, you're too kind!
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.
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
Vince Ray 1.0 mm
Fred Kelly Speed Pick. Can't play with a regular pick since freeing up my index finger!
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
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!
For opening what?
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.
I’ve been having great success with using fake nails. I just use medical tape and tape one on my index finger
I use picks made from horn. I like the Tone and texture.
Ernie Ball light gauge thumbpicks. Chet would approve...