Pick your PICK!!

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Mats Eriksson
KVRist
128 posts since 4 Sep, 2016

Post Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:21 am

What I have learned, since I've now tried these sci-fi picks with a hole in the middle is that they have no bearing or incentive at all to be made of harder material. The more/larger holes in the picks, and that you can feel the skin on the other side:

the more they flex!

Which defeats the purpose in making them in harder or softer material or anything in between. Solid material all the way through makes them less "flip-flopping" around. If you need flex, well then by a soft pick like the green Landstrom Sharkfin pick. If I need flex (I do) I keep those picks around. If I want stiff as h*ll I go for stone picks. I do have tried stone picks with hole in the middle... jeezzz... they flexed like those plastic green sharkfins....totally moot.

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vurt
addled muppet weed
53165 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Pick your PICK!!

Post Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:23 am

not sure i fancy a pierced plectrum :scared:
my perineum was bad enough.

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KVRAF
5035 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Pick your PICK!!

Post Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:18 am

vurt wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:23 am
not sure i fancy a pierced plectrum :scared:
my perineum was bad enough.
Not only that, you would have to drop your pants every time you play the guitar...

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vurt
addled muppet weed
53165 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Pick your PICK!!

Post Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:48 am

only do that at actual gigs these days, not something that needs much "rehearsal" :shrug:

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KVRAF
5035 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Pick your PICK!!

Post Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:04 am

Not even to keep your hand in?

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vurt
addled muppet weed
53165 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Pick your PICK!!

Post Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:24 am

Forgotten wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:04 am
Not even to keep your hand in?
i have a muff if it gets cold :)

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KVRAF
5035 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Pick your PICK!!

Post Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:02 pm

Sticking your hand in pedals is dangerous

Mats Eriksson
KVRist
128 posts since 4 Sep, 2016

Re: Pick your PICK!!

Post Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:53 am

:D :) :D :D

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Ian.Snk
KVRer
8 posts since 16 Sep, 2019

Re: Pick your PICK!!

Post Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:22 pm

Dunlop Gator for the win!

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The Noodlist
KVRian
1229 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from UK

Re: Pick your PICK!!

Post Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:59 am

More Eddie Van Halen pick theory.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -pick.html
Smoking has a lot to answer for. A few years ago, I bumped in to an old workmate, he told me he had suffered a stroke. He was known as an heavy smoker but said it was nothing to do cigarettes.

I know a few people who have suffered strokes and heart attacks in their late forties and early fifties, all of them smoked. Not saying it doesn't happen to non-smokers, but smoking could be a large factor.
Currently trying to turn noise into music. :neutral:

reggie1979
KVRAF
1825 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: Pick your PICK!!

Post Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:05 pm

Hey man, I don't care. He WAS a heavy smoker (if not now) and it should be left at that. The CONSTANT ciggies in the headstock position should account for that.

Or you could be dis hinged from reality and say "hey, he didn't smoke that much" and be wrong categorically.................

samsam
KVRAF
2866 posts since 9 Dec, 2008

Re: Pick your PICK!!

Post Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:20 pm

No pick, only fingers.

4 stings is enough for me.

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cptgone
KVRAF
5246 posts since 1 Aug, 2003

Re: Pick your PICK!!

Post Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:57 am

I ordered a Dava pick months ago, to get free shipping on a bargain Vox pedal. The shop didn't include it in their shipment though, last week it finally arrived with a new order.
It's pretty good. Good grip, made of 2 kinds of plastic, with a harder tip.

Usually I use Dunlop picks. I used to use soft nylon ones, recently got a pack of several types and I'm liking the Tortex and Jazz.

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KVRAF
5035 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Pick your PICK!!

Post Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:16 am

reggie1979 wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:05 pm
Hey man, I don't care. He WAS a heavy smoker (if not now) and it should be left at that. The CONSTANT ciggies in the headstock position should account for that.

Or you could be dis hinged from reality and say "hey, he didn't smoke that much" and be wrong categorically.................
I think Eddie was easily swayed by all kinds of conspiracy theories though, so no surprise that he would come up with one of his own...

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GaryG
KVRAF
5804 posts since 13 Jan, 2003 from Kent, UK

Re: Pick your PICK!!

Post Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:10 am

Someone bought me one of those pick punch things so I just punch 'em out of anything to hand. Old credit cards are great for me, bit of flex but stiffer and nicer to hold than the nylon ones. But i'm not nearly good enough to be that fussy about picks... :)
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