Does anyone use thin guitar pics? - Jemsite
Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic Gear, Equipment, and Recording discussed here. Amps, pedals, whatever.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: NB Canada
Posts: 3,467
Does anyone use thin guitar pics?

I know picks have been discussed a lot here but I'm just wondering. Do any serious guitar players use very thin picks? Like .42 or .60? I always used to play with heavy picks but revently I've kind of gotten into the habbit of thinner ones. Is it a mistake to get used to a thinner pick? Or is it 100% a matter of prefference. I do feel that sometimes when playing live my playing is a little sloppier with a thin pick, but I play with a lighter touch which is a good thing I think.
Rotti is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 07:35 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Cardiff, UK
Posts: 696
Reviews: 3
Re: Does anyone use thin guitar pics?

Of course it's all preference, but it's generally accepted that a stiff pick is more practical for chops-intensive playing. Of course stiff doesnt necessarily mean thick, it just depends on the material it's made of.

The other guitarist in my band uses very thin picks that bend back and forth when you play and I just don't get on with them. He plays almost entirely rhythm stuff though, so that might be a factor. Whatever works for you man, as long as you've tried both thick and thin it's your choice.
Wild_Child is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 09:09 AM
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 592
Re: Does anyone use thin guitar pics?

i play all my rhythm parts with a thick pick, and it works just fine, but that's mostly coz i don't feel like swapping picks in the middle of a song. Like Wild Child said, thin picks work really nicely for rhythm, you get great feedback in your picking hand (if that makes sense)
scotte_za is offline  
Reply

Tags
guitar players

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
help me....laquer problems projectjem Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 47 03-12-2009 12:49 AM
My newest and MOST AMAZING guitar student :) - Pics inside.. Jaden Players & Bands, Music & Sounds, Tours & Jams, Lessons & Theory! 16 11-01-2006 08:51 PM
Guitar Player, Guitar World Back Issues (Satch & Vai) jippy Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear 2 12-24-2005 12:40 AM
My Little Guitar Collection (Lefties, better pics now)!!!! fettouhi All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 15 11-12-2004 12:57 PM
Known history of Guitar.. (lots of people have it wrong) - a vwall Archived Topics and Common Questions 20 12-30-2001 12:44 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome