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Which Guitar Pick Should You Use?


So, does it matter which guitar pick you use? I have a split opinion when it comes to this. Part of me says, "No! It only matters what you are used to, just go practice more." The other part of me says, "Of course it matters! The shape, feel, and thickness of the pick really affects the tone of the guitar. So, what do you think? Is the type of pick you use important? Does it matter, or should you just stick to what you are used to and work on getting better with it? I'd be lying if I told you I didn't waste a ton of time messing around with picks instead of just playing guitar. While experimenting is fun, I guarantee you that I would be a better guitar player if I devoted that time to playing more. I guess this is just an area where the obsessive part of my personality comes out. I hope you enjoy the video. I poked a little fun at myself in the dramatic bit at the beginning. It was pretty fun to make. I've even thrown in quite a few playing examples for both acoustic and electric using six different picks (models listed/linked below) and some household items. ;) Enjoy and let me know what your favorite pick is and your general opinion on this topic.


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Nate Savage
Nate Savage
2020年5月01日

Hey John, Thanks for the reply. Yeah, my limit for thin picks is about .6mm. I just get too much pick noise on anything thinner. I admit that it is easier to strum when starting out with thinner picks, but it's important to develop that loose grip on the pick so you can use a more medium thickness pick for different tones. Looking forward to hearing from you. Email me anytime. Doing okay over here. Hope all is well in Florida.


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John Krause
John Krause
2020年5月01日

Well Nate, I like thin picks as you have heard me play with stuff previously submitted and I have a tendency of being a heavier strummer. I like the feel and I think it sounds OK and as I improve. I am looking forward to getting with you soon with the Skype thing for pointers etc. I think I have improved greatly since your lessons helped so much and your encouragement has built some confidence. Your friend from Florida. Hope you all are doing OK?

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