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Thoughts on Picking

I've been a Jazz iii person for about a decade now. Best lead pick by miles.

Here's the thing.
I can play fast with them. The Eric Johnson/Bonamassa style pickslanted pentatonic flurries are do-able with the extra control these give.

The larger regular picks just feel odd. Suitable for campfire renditions of Wonderwall and little else.

But I've always struggled with something.
That Paul Gilbert style really aggressive fast picking attack. I always figured it was because I'm not Gilbert and he's not human. That's part of it sure. But after years of metronome training I'm still missing something. Is the pick a factor?

I saw a vid with Gilbert where he said he likes a thin pick for doing pick-scrapes as a thick pick doesn't get into the string grooves. So does he use a really thin pick?

Interesting thing. A really thin pick, twisted slightly off perpendicular by the bridge pick-up makes a really noisy pick attack when alternate picking. I can't do it fast... Too floppy. Need my Jazz iii... But it is that extra pick noise the missing part of the sound I was struggling to get?

Anyone else been experimenting with this?
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