TONE ...as heard through picks

Discussion in 'Tone Zone' started by eS.G., Sep 14, 2015.

  1. Sp8ctre

    Sp8ctre Well-Known Member

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    Fender Mediums are my most used pick...lights are just a little to flexible for me.
     
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    Eric Daniels, noted for his buzzsaw guitar sound, uses heavy picks. This is what he has to say regarding his sound:

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    The attack that a stiff pick (1mm or thicker) gives you is undeniable. I like 1.14mm, because I play a lot of chords. Any thicker might be problematic.
     
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    Metal89 Well-Known Member

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    :dude::dude::dude::dude::dude::dude: I don't like any flexibility at all in my picks. and I'm with you Dave on the attack!
     
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    AngusMadeMeDoIt Well-Known Member

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    Yeah...I mess around.

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    Sp8ctre Well-Known Member

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    Nice assortment...now what are your favorites and why?
     
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    AngusMadeMeDoIt Well-Known Member

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    Big fan of the timber tone buffalo bone picks (the bright ones in the third row). Very articulate and comfortable.

    If im strumming an acoustic all of those go out the window though and I prefer thin picks for that.
     
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    Nice that PPG v pick is great
     
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    Before i was using planet wave picks and then moved to Dunlop ( the yellow ones) my friend told me about v picks i wasn't convinced that they make a big difference or that they are special. ... until i used one for hours and hours

    now v picks is all what i use

    PPG large is the one i use the most i have 3 one in my room one in the guitar case and one in my wallet ( electric & acoustic) :rofl:

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    2- the mummy i have 2 of them :thumb: only for electric some how it gives extra attack perfect for riffing :dude:

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    3- onyx and the black hole

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    4- euro and lite small

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    i don't use them that much
     
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    AngusMadeMeDoIt Well-Known Member

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    @fahad187 .....i've tried two Vpicks. Im a huge fan of the pearly gates screamer. I didnt like the switchblade ghost rim. Now you've got me curious about the mummy!
     
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    I have a small ceramic bowl full of various different sundry pics I have collected over the years................
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    I find it fun to just play PICK-BINGO reach in fish around a bit and snag something-----and use it for that day......
    I suck so it isn't really THAT important WHICH pick I ---er uhm I PICK lol but it is FUN to see how they effect the tone of different guitars....based on which strings pups ....tone wood....wire thickness...pots caps.....cable thicknes tubes....pedals....models....amps.....pickups....or straps I am using on that given day then this factor is multiplied by the square root of PIE ----mmmmm pie---yes leftovers then..............
     
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    What happened to the pick swapping on here?
     
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    eS.G. Well-Known Member

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    I stole them ALLLLLLLL MUWAHAHAHAHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
     
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    Sp8ctre Well-Known Member

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    Figures...
     
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    its worth a try

    i don't use it for soloing i find it slowing me down a bit maybe because of its ruff edges but for iommi style riffing its perfect
     
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    We had a pedal swap tyhing going to it seems to have fallen by the wayside as well.

    I have a bunch of groovy ones I am happy to pass along---pics that is--- Anybody want em PM me! ;)
     
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    I'm thinking of going back to the Dunlop Jazz III black stiffo max-grips (or maybe even the carbon fibre version) now that I have finished up with Terania.
     
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    I recently learned the brand I like, (pickboy) are/were also roger waters preferred pick for the 'roger waters the wall tour'

    And as an option, the can come in a snazzy tiger stripe!
    http://www.osiamo.com/PB31P6H
     
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    I went back to the Jazz IIIs - and even ordered some carbon fibre ones to try out - because I find the shape makes them easier to use for tremelo picking single note riffs
     
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    My go to pick has been the Dunlop nylon maxi grip picks. I vary between .73, .88 and 1.0 but right now I'm mainly using the .73's, I like the warm tone that I get from the nylon picks. But on the other hand, I have also recently started using (again) the Fender 351 celluloid mediums and these provide a brighter tone to my ears. It's really amazing the difference in tone the picks make, the easiest and cheapest way to change/improve your tone.
     
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    I love changing picks. Ive settled on the ultex jazz iii. its the one i use most. Closely followed by the small ghs pick. Made one from a coin but it feels a bit shart

    Edit.. oh damn, sorry folks, didnt mean to necro post.
     

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