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Old 2005-02-13, 22:36
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...Why do you use them? I know it sounds silly, but I just don't see the need? it just gets in the way for me...
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Old 2005-02-13, 23:02
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Old 2005-02-14, 00:17
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can you imagine playing a 15 minute black metal song, or any other genre for that matter, entirely made of tremolo notes (usually the foundation of black metal music), and not using a pick? you'd melt your fingernails you clown.
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Old 2005-02-14, 00:35
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can you imagine playing a 15 minute black metal song, or any other genre for that matter, entirely made of tremolo notes (usually the foundation of black metal music), and not using a pick? you'd melt your fingernails you clown.

Dude....are you serious? You're actually explaining why? I'm just gonna ask this here and I feel just as stupid asking this but since we're talking about picks, on Opeth's "Benighted", is he finger picking that acoustic part?

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Old 2005-02-14, 05:22
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i knew a guy who played electric guitar without a pick, he was actually fucking sick! He could play pretty fast as well and his metal riffing was ace i must say!
Personally, not for me thanks, give me my trusted pick!
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Old 2005-02-14, 05:51
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Old 2005-02-14, 05:58
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Dude....are you serious? You're actually explaining why? I'm just gonna ask this here and I feel just as stupid asking this but since we're talking about picks, on Opeth's "Benighted", is he finger picking that acoustic part?


i dunno, they didn't play it when i saw them, but from what i can hear, it sounds like one (most likely mike) is using his fingers, and the other (most likely peter) is using a pick. don't hold me to it though.
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Old 2005-02-14, 06:02
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In my opinion its kinda impossible to play metal songs without a pick.
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Old 2005-02-14, 06:06
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yeah thats true. i look at all the year 7 arses at school that play with their thumbs or in the bass guitar's "walking fingers" position, because the guitar teacher told them too. every single person i mentioned above is shit
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Old 2005-02-14, 06:58
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there are some absolutely fantastical players who do not use picks. like the karate kid, he can shred as fast as steve via with his fingers.
jeff beck also kicks arse without a pick.
but speed picking power chords would be very difficult.
if your just down picking should be alright though.
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I actually don't use a pick, I use my fingers. Well, sometimes I use a pick, but it's actually a toothpick, so I don't think that counts.

The fastest song I can play with a toothpick is either 'Imperial Doom' by Monstrosity or 'Altar of Sacrifice' by Slayer, I'm really not sure which one is faster off the top of my head, I think both are somewhere past 210bpm. The fastest song I can play with my fingers is Skip to My Lou, by Folk Song. Try shredding on that, motherfuckers.
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there are some absolutely fantastical players who do not use picks. like the karate kid, he can shred as fast as steve via with his fingers.
jeff beck also kicks arse without a pick.
but speed picking power chords would be very difficult.
if your just down picking should be alright though.


The 'Karate Kid'/'Eugene' is not actually playing Eugene's Trick Bag in Crossroads. Steve Vai is the one who played it, I can tell because I know how to play it, and he isn't hitting the correct notes. I don'y know about any of the other jams.
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Old 2005-02-14, 14:22
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yeah JoeYngVai is right.i saw the video and could tell that he didnt play it actually.No way he could beat Vai!
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Old 2005-02-14, 17:46
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I actually don't use a pick, I use my fingers. Well, sometimes I use a pick, but it's actually a toothpick, so I don't think that counts.

The fastest song I can play with a toothpick is either 'Imperial Doom' by Monstrosity or 'Altar of Sacrifice' by Slayer, I'm really not sure which one is faster off the top of my head, I think both are somewhere past 210bpm. The fastest song I can play with my fingers is Skip to My Lou, by Folk Song. Try shredding on that, motherfuckers.

You don't have any problems with it breaking on you while shredding?
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Alot of blues players don't use picks, as well as bluegrass and other really talented musicians.

But as for not using them at all? Bullshit. It would be impossible to hit sixteenth notes without a pick.
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Old 2005-02-14, 21:25
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checkout lead guitarist dire straits.no picks at all but i guess he can never play faster than that.sorry he's not from the metal arena.
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Old 2005-02-15, 00:58
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Alot of blues players don't use picks, as well as bluegrass and other really talented musicians.

But as for not using them at all? Bullshit. It would be impossible to hit sixteenth notes without a pick.


Not at 75bpm!
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Old 2005-02-15, 01:44
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