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Old 2001-10-03, 07:16
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What Pick?

Ok, I've been playing guitar for awhile.l... but never really used a pick... Never could use them well when I first started out so I keep using my nail... I couldn't get any speed while using the pick..

But.... Slayer use picks... and if they can play that fast with em.. then it must be possible

So what pick do you guys use? (and what do slayer use?!)
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Old 2001-10-03, 11:51
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I've been using picks since the beginning cause to me picks are the only way to play as fast as slayer or any other fast music like that. I use some Dunlop picks, always heavy....about 1.0 mm thick (don't know what that is in inches). I also use Steve's picks, that's a local music store here, don't know if there's any in the states. I always use heavy picks cause i find they grip and tug at the strings better.......i've tried thin picks, and they flop around too much and bend too easily. I don't like those.

Now, as for Slayer......i'll just takea look at my trusty Slayer tab book.....both Hanneman and King use D'Andrea picks, medium gauge. Also, King uses .009-.042 strings, while Hanneman uses .009-.046 strings. I thought they'd use thicker strings for their speed and shit, but i guess they both like the thin ones. Ah well......there you have it!
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Old 2001-10-03, 15:23
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Thick picks is the only way go to...forget those floppy ass garbage picks!
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Old 2001-10-03, 19:19
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well my personal favorite is the"Peavy" piks, im not really sure the thickness but i like em', i use 9's dude, i can pick as fast as anyone could, sept bue steel strings, they tore on me. oh well...
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Old 2001-10-03, 20:53
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Puppet
i use 9's dudeQUOTE]

Uh.....9 what?!?!
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Old 2001-10-03, 21:28
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I use Jim Dunlop Tortex Medium (75mm) pics,or other words Dime's picks.
And I use 54-12 gauge strings for my Bb and Fb tunings.

I use the same pics for my 9-46 gauge strings tuned to Eb and C#

these pics never break at the tip,you all should try them the only thing that wears out is the logo on it.
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Old 2001-10-03, 21:35
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6MORBID......the picks you use, do they have like a soft feeling to them? Or are they shinny?

Cause i use 2 different Dunlop picks, they both have turtles on them, and one if shinny and kind of purple-y coloured, while the other is soft feeling, not shinny at all, very dull....and it's blue. But my picks are thicker than yours, so they're probably different looking too.
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Old 2001-10-03, 21:44
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I dunno why the hell everyone says that!
everyone says those picks feel soft....everyone!
i cant feel the softness in them at all
Actually there a powdery bright neon yellow color.and yes with the turtle on it.
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Old 2001-10-03, 21:52
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They do look powdery. They feel soft compared to the shinny ones. The shinny ones stick more to your fingers.
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Old 2001-10-03, 22:02
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hmm,well,i guess that's true,but again,they dont feel all that soft to me.
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Old 2001-10-04, 17:10
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hehe...i rather enjoy the softness myself
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Old 2001-10-04, 17:15
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I use yellow Dunlop Tortex picks too. .73mm. I didn't know that's what Dime uses. Interesting. I guess that means I should be able to play just like him, right?

Zakk Wylde uses some heavy-ass bastards. I'm not sure of the exact thickness, but they're fat. His pinch harmonics are that much more amazing when you consider the friggin' manhole cover he's using. (I say this because it's been my experience that the lighter the pick, the easier it is to do pinch harmonics).
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Old 2001-10-04, 21:30
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yeah, thats true to
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I us Dunlop tortex .58mm and .60mm in other words the purple ones and the orange ones. Everything I play is extreamly fast mostly "Tromolo picking" so I dont like the heavey picksfor two reasons. First they have no flexibility to them so somtimes you get a litte hung up and secondly its alot easier to snap a string. But I like all picks they just have different uses and believe it or not they accually make different sounds depeding on the thickness.

And a big point to make is the fact that this guy is used to playing finger style and he neads advice on how to get used to picks. I can tell you from my personal experiance that it was alot easier to learn with thiner picks like .50's. Over time increase the guage as you progress. Trust me it will be alot less frustrating.
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Old 2001-10-05, 08:31
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I use Dunlop's black 1mm picks. They're more solid and hard than the thinner ones which makes fast picking is a lot easier. Thin picks are too soft.


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Old 2001-10-05, 23:36
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I used to use the Dunlop Tortex 2mm. Those big thick bastards are great if you use mainly down-strokes. These days I use smaller picks for better control and easier alternate picking, the Dunlop Jazz III's.
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2mm?
Holy shit that's thick. I think my 1mm's are thick as hell. I couldn't imagine using a 2.
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Old 2001-10-09, 00:32
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Old 2001-10-09, 09:33
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i use the yellow dunlop tortex 73mm, and the black dunlop 1mm, also. i dont like real heavy picks. the medium ones are easier to play fast with, and easier for stuff like alternate picking tremolo picking etc. i think those are good picks it is also hard to keep control of your picking with them i think, and it is easier to snap a string i think. they also feel more comfortable to use. but thats just my opinion.
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