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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-29-2003, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Slippery pick problem

I'm sure that other people must have this problem. When I'm playing hard for a while, my fingers get a bit sweaty, and I start to lose my grip on my pick. This tends to lead to me being pick-less just at the start of my solo, or something of that nature. I like the Dunlop 1mm picks alot, so ideally I'd like to keep using them. Any suggestions about what I can do?
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-29-2003, 02:51 PM
 
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Get some Gorilla Snot
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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-29-2003, 02:54 PM
 
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yeah, the gorilla snot works + there's those COOL picks that have the non-skid spot on the grip area - they work great!!!
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-29-2003, 05:47 PM
 
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I take a pocket knife and carve cross hatched grooves in mine -> ###
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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-29-2003, 06:12 PM
 
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Well, my friend just glued some sand paper to his pick.

Wonderfully effective to say the least
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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-30-2003, 02:16 PM
 
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i bet it was even more effective when he found he had sanded down half his finger
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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-30-2003, 08:26 PM
 
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I find tortex with the micro roughness on them works really well!
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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-31-2003, 12:17 AM
 
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I rarely drop my 3mm Big Stubby picks. They have a really nice indentation on them, and i can hold them with a relaxed grip and still not have them slip.
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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-31-2003, 07:00 PM
 
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i drop mine all the time, and dont really worry about it.. its all about rock n roll baby

besides, what are front men for if not picking up your picks for you??
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-01-2003, 10:08 AM
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I used to drop tortex picks all the time, but I find I don't have any trouble keeping hold of the gator grips.

I can't get the frontman to pick them up for me, I am the frontman .

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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-01-2003, 11:15 AM
 
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I take a pocket knife and carve cross hatched grooves in mine -> ###
Ditto

works amazing
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-01-2003, 11:38 AM
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Ages ago when I used to like the green tortex picks (.88mm) I used to punch holes throught them using a hole punch.
Just like in this home made BMC/Tap inspired pick.


ilia
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post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-01-2003, 02:22 PM
 
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I take a pocket knife and carve cross hatched grooves in mine -> ###
Ditto

works amazing
I used to, but I wear picks out quite quickly, and carving up picks was taking up way too much time
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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-02-2003, 12:47 AM
 
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No one uses good, old fashioned superglue anymore?

I haven't tried it, but maybe slathering a thin layer of ruber cement on the pick (and no, not the whole thing) might work.
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post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-02-2003, 11:51 AM
 
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I would think you'd want it to be slippery, too much friction can chaffe you and you don't want that... oh wait... P.I.C.K... my bad, I thought there was an R in there...

I just use the standard Stubby 3mm and the Dunlop Jazz III's the black ones seem to have a bit more texture on them so slippage is at a minimum.

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