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Post by BJG145 »

A set of "spudgers" or "pry tools" has been delivered to my desk, for cracking open laptops and tablets. And it includes a couple of snazzy guitar picks...I'm having those... :D

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Post by blinddrew »

Surprise bonus. :)

I actually tried using a plectrum the other night.
It did not go well. :(
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blinddrew wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:35 pm I actually tried using a plectrum the other night.

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Especially slippery ones on a warm night.

I can see why they were giving away stacks of them now.
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Post by Sam Spoons »

You've all got it wrong! Any pick thin enough to complement a spludger is about five times too thin for playing any string instrument known to man. You should all buy these and experience picking heaven https://www.djangoguitars.com/WegenGyps ... 5white.htm
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Sam Spoons wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:28 pm You've all got it wrong! Any pick thin enough to complement a spludger is about five times too thin for playing any string instrument known to man. You should all buy these and experience picking heaven https://www.djangoguitars.com/WegenGyps ... 5white.htm
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The heat's got to you and you've really flipped this time.

Hard and thin for me. Anything that thick and I just get a dull plunking sound that I hate.
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My granny used to put two of those in a glass of water for keeping her teeth in at night.
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Post by Eddy Deegan »

I'm a keyboard player and I love picks/plectrums because the only way I know how to get anything remotely musical out of a guitar requires one on my part. I prefer smaller ones though!
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Post by BigRedX »

It is my experience that promotional and other free "picks" are nothing of the sort. They are simply triangular shaped pieces of plastic, which are completely unsuitable for playing the guitar. Any I receive go straight into the bin.
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Wonks wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:18 pm
Sam Spoons wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:28 pm You've all got it wrong! Any pick thin enough to complement a spludger is about five times too thin for playing any string instrument known to man. You should all buy these and experience picking heaven https://www.djangoguitars.com/WegenGyps ... 5white.htm
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The heat's got to you and you've really flipped this time.

Hard and thin for me. Anything that thick and I just get a dull plunking sound that I hate.

TBF I have moderated my stance a little over the years and use Wegen Bluegrass pics for some stuff, they are very stiff but only 1.4mm thick so a little brighter than the Gypsy pics. The Gypsy pics are designed for a specific style of guitar and music though and nothing else sounds quite right.
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shufflebeat wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:26 pm My granny used to put two of those in a glass of water for keeping her teeth in at night.

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Post by merlyn »

I like an inflexible pick. If I can bend it, it's no good for me. In the mainstream there is the Dunlop Jazz III which a lot of players use.

Once in inflexible pick land the material makes a difference. It's a while since I used one, but the Jazz III used to available in red or black. They were different materials and did sound different. What makes the most difference I've found is how sharp the point is. The sharper the point, the brighter.

I notice on the site Sam linked the picks are available with different degrees of sharpness.
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