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Old 2004-04-11, 14:41
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What types of picks are better for soloing?

Medium picks or Heavy Picks? And what mm?
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Old 2004-04-11, 14:45
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I like my jim dunlop tortex .88's just fine.

most people prefer somewhat thinner picks though
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Old 2004-04-11, 15:02
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i go with peavey med picks. i think they are .78mm
mm=millimeters
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Old 2004-04-11, 15:06
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1.14mm for me, no matter what i'm playing.
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Old 2004-04-11, 15:43
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This is an interesting subject because most people play what they are comfortable with. Most shredders use a very heavy pick like a 2.0 mm which is thick and it whacks the string alot better and harder without you putting to much arm or wrist strenght into it. They make alot of different sizes and shapes and everyone is different. The best thing for you to do is to experiment with all the different shapes and thickness and sizes. You will have to give your new pick sometime so you can get use to it. picks are really a piece of gear that is important and can affect the way you play. I have known some people that are my students that couldnt get a certain technique down say like sweep picking. But they could play everything else at a amazing rate of speed and percision. I told them to try a different size pick or a different thickness of picks. They did and they ended up with thicker picks. Like Yngwie said in one of his interviews one time He said that for faster alternate picking you want very little movement from your wrist Because if you have too much movement from your wrist you wont be as fast and accurate and you have a greater chance damaging something with too much movement. So I guess you can go with that advice.
And of course if you have a thin pick you have to pick harder to get the strings to ringout verses using a heavy pick and picking less hareder to get the strings to ring out. I uses 2.0 mm picks. And of course you have to think about the material of the pick. alot of shredders say they like a very slick glossy finish on their picks because the pick moves across the strings easier than a pick with a ruff finish to it. But if you have a glossy pick and your hands sweat alot than you have the chance of the pick slipping out of your hands easier than a ruff finish pick.
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Old 2004-04-11, 16:16
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.78 and .88

You guys should definetely try thicker picks. I used to like thin picks but then i switched to a 2.0 mm pick and it was way better. I tried a thin one again and i didnt even find it possible to play as fast as it was with a 2.0 mm. I actually switched to a 1.88mm after that but only because it had a sharp point which was a lot better than a rounded one. It also has a grip on the top so it doesnt slip and it is just as hard as the 2.0mm. Just give the thicker ones a try guys.
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Old 2004-04-11, 18:09
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I use picks between 1 mm and 1,50 mm
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Old 2004-04-11, 18:22
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I use very thin picks usually dunlop orange, or fender blue. I think thinner ones are better for soloing but thats just me.
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Old 2004-04-11, 20:00
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thanks alot guys.i used to use fender mediums but right now im experimenting with thicker picks.
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Old 2004-04-11, 20:01
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You're not a real man if you don't use metal picks.
I just have a few nylon 1mm around my room...
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Old 2004-04-11, 21:23
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Old 2004-04-12, 03:25
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^ this is definitly the best pick you can buy
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Old 2004-04-12, 12:37
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I only ever use 2.0 mm picks, like someone said above, it's almost impposible to play with a thin pick after using a thick one, i tried tremlo picking with a thin pick a while ago and the pick just couldn't keep up with the speed.
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Old 2004-04-12, 12:55
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I've heard a lot about those I think Michael Angelo uses them, but what is so good about them? How much do they cost?
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Old 2004-04-12, 17:52
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i use dunlop orange and green tortex.
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Old 2004-04-12, 17:54
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1.14. I get aggressive with my guitar. Also, I tend to like the ones with grips, but that's just me.
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Old 2004-04-12, 17:59
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Old 2004-04-13, 00:26
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I use Jim Dunlop .60mm. Its the porridge; not too thin, not too thick. I find that thick picks catch on the strings and don't have the flexibility to bend to flick off the string. I tried some glossy Fender picks and they sucked ass - snapped two first go; brittle. Tried a piece of ice cream tub once , stoopid limp dick floppy piece of shit.... (Well I had to improvise, I couldn't find any of my picks!)
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Old 2004-04-13, 00:34
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You have to get used to thick picks, yet they do catch on strings at first BUT thats how you learn to use the tip of the pick and not dig down so far. It WILL increase your speed by learning this.
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Old 2004-04-13, 06:18
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d'andrea formula delrex 1.14mm is the shit man, once i tried it I havent played with no other... I have been playing with it few years now...
thick enough for me.
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