View Poll Results: Picking with the pointy or rounded end.

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  1. #51

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    I have been liking the Dunlop "Jim.Root" pick. It's like a 1.38mm nylon version of the Tiii picks, or a 351 sized Jazz III XL. Pretty damn quick. I've been able to get some Grant Green tones on my Tele and 335 copies.
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  3. #52

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    I am reminded of Lilliput in Gulliver’s Travels:


    It is allowed on all hands, that the primitive way of breaking eggs, before we eat them, was upon the larger end; but his present majesty's grandfather, while he was a boy, going to eat an egg, and breaking it according to the ancient practice, happened to cut one of his fingers. Whereupon the emperor his father published an edict, commanding all his subjects, upon great penalties, to break the smaller end of their eggs. The people so highly resented this law, that our histories tell us, there have been six rebellions raised on that account; wherein one emperor lost his life, and another his crown. These civil commotions were constantly fomented by the monarchs of Blefuscu; and when they were quelled, the exiles always fled for refuge to that empire. It is computed that eleven thousand persons have at several times suffered death, rather than submit to break their eggs at the smaller end. Many hundred large volumes have been published upon this controversy: but the books of the Big–endians have been long forbidden, and the whole party rendered incapable by law of holding employments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arielcee View Post
    I have been liking the Dunlop "Jim.Root" pick. It's like a 1.38mm nylon version of the Tiii picks, or a 351 sized Jazz III XL. Pretty damn quick. I've been able to get some Grant Green tones on my Tele and 335 copies.
    Nice! So what's the business end of that thing for you?

  5. #54

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccroft View Post
    I just tried turning my Fender 358 around the wrong way. Have to say I don't see the attraction. I wonder if the round-enders strike the strings with the same pick angle I do. Seemed to me it made more difference in tone if picking more or less parallel to the strings.

    I'm a pointy end guy but my pick is something like a 30° to 45° angle to the strings. Sort of a reverse Metheny thing. In 3D I think that makes the pointy end rounder... or something.

    Have to say I was somewhat surprised to find that playing with the round end wasn't as weird as I thought it'd be. Might even do it again some day.
    Ooh these ‘round-enders’

  6. #55

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccroft View Post
    Nice! So what's the business end of that thing for you?
    I use the pointy end. It's definitely bright.

  7. #56

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    I honestly feel like I’m being gaslit lol. I’ve tried out a lot of ways of playing the guitar and like to feel I have a decent handle on most ways of doing things, even if I haven’t mastered them.

    But this round end thing; look I can play that way (just about) but all I get is a nasty scrape on the front end of the note and a lack of definition on the pick attack.

    What am I doing wrong????

    I feel like I’m losing what’s left of my sanity reading this thread! I must know!!!!!!

  8. #57

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    Nvm
    Last edited by Lobomov; 01-11-2021 at 02:46 PM.

  9. #58
    Quote Originally Posted by AlsoRan View Post
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    If you compare the picks (I am not sure that I got the right ProPlec pick) you can see how the black pick seems to have more of a shoulder, and that shoulder is low enough to be able to use it as a pick, in my opinion. So nice to play without getting that darn pointed tip caught, and getting slowed down.

    I will be in Princeplanet's debt forever.
    Haha- glad to hear we've converted a couple of you guys (welcome to the dark side!)... However, I think my reason for going round might be a bit different to those that seem to enjoy some new found "smoothness". That's what I don't like about it! So, what I do is I take a coarse file to the round ends to rough them up so I can get more scrape! Surely, that puts me in some kinda minority renegade class ? (or just the nut house ....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Litterick View Post
    I am reminded of Lilliput in Gulliver’s Travels:


    It is allowed on all hands, that the primitive way of breaking eggs, before we eat them, was upon the larger end; but his present majesty's grandfather, while he was a boy, going to eat an egg, and breaking it according to the ancient practice, happened to cut one of his fingers. Whereupon the emperor his father published an edict, commanding all his subjects, upon great penalties, to break the smaller end of their eggs. The people so highly resented this law, that our histories tell us, there have been six rebellions raised on that account; wherein one emperor lost his life, and another his crown. These civil commotions were constantly fomented by the monarchs of Blefuscu; and when they were quelled, the exiles always fled for refuge to that empire. It is computed that eleven thousand persons have at several times suffered death, rather than submit to break their eggs at the smaller end. Many hundred large volumes have been published upon this controversy: but the books of the Big–endians have been long forbidden, and the whole party rendered incapable by law of holding employments.
    Oh, I am definitely a Big-Endian, or rather, a Round-Endian when it comes to picks, but I foment no rebellion, pick and let pick, I say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77 View Post
    It’s so strange - I don’t understand how anyone can play with the rounded end:-)
    I feel the same now about the pointy end! Everyone’s hands are different and the pick angle and the shape of the movement approaching, striking and releasing the string are very personal to each player. As long as you get your sound, pick and let pick!

    I mostly use the “shoulders” of these now, in Extra Heavy:

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    For a long period I used these Wegen mandolin picks, White 1mm for electric, Black 2mm for acoustic archtop (the colors do sound different). They are nice sounding and you don’t have to worry about which point is sticking out - they are all the same!

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    I still use the thick black ones for the Loar “L-5” I have sitting in the living room, but everything else (especially my Tele strung 12-48) pretty much gets the Pyramid Extra Heavy these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by princeplanet View Post
    Haha- glad to hear we've converted a couple of you guys (welcome to the dark side!)... However, I think my reason for going round might be a bit different to those that seem to enjoy some new found "smoothness". That's what I don't like about it! So, what I do is I take a coarse file to the round ends to rough them up so I can get more scrape! Surely, that puts me in some kinda minority renegade class ? (or just the nut house ....)
    You are obviously a "think-out-of-the-box" type person. I never thought of modifying the tip myself with files or some other type of device.

    I am going to experiment with that to see of I can get that rounded point that I am after.

    Now, just where is my sandpaper that I was thinking about throwing away a while back...?

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    Add Gabor Szabo to the “Round-Enders” - and to the pick mod’ers.

    From Jimmy Stewart, who played with Szabo many years:

    Jimmy Stewart On The Picks Of Gabor Szabo
    “There was something a little unusual about the technique Gabor used for his picks and something different about the way he used the pick. He liked to use a medium-gauge Gibson, what was then called the Star Pick. I'm not sure whether it was developed with input from Les Paul, but it was called the Star Pick and I don't see those out on the market now.

    Gabor played with the round side of the pick, instead of the point. On the bandstand, he would have probably five, six to maybe ten picks sitting on top of his amplifier. Periodically, through the performance, he would change picks, so it had just the right feel. He always carried these picks in a hard-shell pick case.

    This material the Gibson Star Pick was made of was celluloid. I used the same pick myself. Prior to playing with Gabor, I had found that I could take that point off of the pick by rubbing it on a carpet and it would heat up the material and would round off the edges. I showed this technique to Gabor to reshape his picks and he started to use it. It was a lot of fun to see the two of us looking for a rug in the hotel room or the dressing room so we could reshape out pick!

    For some reason, that type of pick -- the celluloid medium Gibson Star Pick -- created a rich tone. That's one of the reasons why we used it. Many players use many different styles of picks. But Gabor really liked that pick and he really felt at a disadvantage having to play any other gauge of pick other than the medium. That just seemed to weld into that power package in his right hand.

    He was able to change the angles of the pick to create the beautiful sounds that he created. I think that's another reason why that pick worked for him. There were times he would angle the pick so there would be more of the pick in between the string and the adjacent string. Other times, he would make it perpendicular to the string. Of course, with his other techniques that he used -- the tremolo and some oscillated picking and some wrist picking -- created all those feels. The result was a great artist with a great individual sound.”

    Jimmy Stewart on Gabor Szabo’s Picks


  14. #63

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    Well I had a go with my standard pick with is a Jim Dunlop 1.5mm tortex jazz III but big whatever they are calling that.

    OK so, the sound has a more pronounced upper mid formant which I don’t really like but I could imagine being useful in a band mix. The transients and scraping aren’t a problem so much.

    one thing is when I play fast I feel I’m losing precision. I’m uncertain as to whether this is a psychological thing or whether I am actually losing definition and precision.

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    I can probably squeeze a video out of
    this

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlsoRan View Post
    You are obviously a "think-out-of-the-box" type person. I never thought of modifying the tip myself with files or some other type of device.

    I am going to experiment with that to see of I can get that rounded point that I am after.

    Now, just where is my sandpaper that I was thinking about throwing away a while back...?
    I've had good luck with drugstore nail files, scraps of leather, bits of wood, hunks of shell, and small, semi-polished rocks. I reccommend rotating strokes for shaping and lengthwise stroke for polishing. Leather guitar strap backs make wonderful strops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77 View Post
    one thing is when I play fast I feel I’m losing precision. I’m uncertain as to whether this is a psychological thing or whether I am actually losing definition and precision.

    Just pray at the alter and tomorrow that feeling will be gone.


    (The usual stuff with whenever there is a microscopic change in the movements needed .. just need a day or two of playing followed by a day of doing something else?)

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    Still impressed that the ratio of Pointers to Rounders is around 3:2

  19. #68

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobomov View Post
    Just pray at the alter and tomorrow that feeling will be gone.


    (The usual stuff with whenever there is a microscopic change in the movements needed .. just need a day or two of playing followed by a day of doing something else?)
    Well I don’t really like the way it sounds so probably won’t bother

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77 View Post
    I honestly feel like I’m being gaslit lol. I’ve tried out a lot of ways of playing the guitar and like to feel I have a decent handle on most ways of doing things, even if I haven’t mastered them.

    But this round end thing; look I can play that way (just about) but all I get is a nasty scrape on the front end of the note and a lack of definition on the pick attack.

    What am I doing wrong????

    I feel like I’m losing what’s left of my sanity reading this thread! I must know!!!!!!
    Your not alone. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77 View Post
    I honestly feel like I’m being gaslit lol. I’ve tried out a lot of ways of playing the guitar and like to feel I have a decent handle on most ways of doing things, even if I haven’t mastered them.

    But this round end thing; look I can play that way (just about) but all I get is a nasty scrape on the front end of the note and a lack of definition on the pick attack.

    What am I doing wrong????

    I feel like I’m losing what’s left of my sanity reading this thread! I must know!!!!!!
    Well, I feel I've been gaslit most of my playing life into accepting that the pointy end is the only way to go. But when I realised that my favourite strikers were not conventional pickers, I began to wonder.... Django used a button, Wes his thumb, GB goes the "slice"... it's like they all found a way out of the box... Hmmm, what do we know about Charlie Christian's strike? They say all downstrokes, but I just can't believe that! What kinda picks did they even have back then?

  22. #71
    Quote Originally Posted by BickertRules View Post
    Still impressed that the ratio of Pointers to Rounders is around 3:2
    Make that shocked! Who'd a thunk? Have we been embarrassed to admit our predilection for the pick's shoulder all this time?
    Or do we like to keep it our little secret?

  23. #72

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    Fender 351 heavy round side, sometimes Dunlop 500 2mm on the tip.

  24. #73

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    I cannot condone your lifestyle choices, but I must tolerate them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77 View Post
    I cannot condone your lifestyle choices, but I must tolerate them.
    ... as we must your own!

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    Quote Originally Posted by princeplanet View Post
    ... as we must your own!
    Moral relativism

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    Quote Originally Posted by princeplanet View Post
    Make that shocked! Who'd a thunk? Have we been embarrassed to admit our predilection for the pick's shoulder all this time?
    Or do we like to keep it our little secret?
    The idea that there are "secrets" and "tricks" (besides practice and study) fuels great swaths of the music eco-system. It's a feature, not a bug.
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  28. #77
    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77 View Post
    Moral relativism
    haha, "pick and let pick" indeed (first attributed to BickertRules...)

  29. #78

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    I meant to put this here instead of the other zombie thread about it...

    The pick has a pointy end for a reason - it minimizes the contact line with the string and in doing so allows for the pick to be held a little rotated around its longitudinal axis (typically holding your thumb downward a little). This rotation produces a sound with more depth but it slows one down a little.

    I wonder if when using the side edge the longer contact line prevents this rotation... and the result feels faster, because it is without the rotation?

  30. #79

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    "Pat Metheny uses a thin pick but just uses the rounded edge of it with a close grip."

    You probably all knew that. Charlie Lusso, plant manager for D'Andrea said it here.

  31. #80

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    Quote Originally Posted by Litterick View Post
    "Pat Metheny uses a thin pick but just uses the rounded edge of it with a close grip."

    You probably all knew that. Charlie Lusso, plant manager for D'Andrea said it here.
    Yeah But that is for different reasons. He's mentioned this in many an interview. The thing is that the store in that little town he grew up in only carried thin picks and nothing else. So Metheny's technique of curling his pick is an attempt to give it a stiffer feel is out of necessity and not something he does cause it the best option.

  32. #81

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    He has moved on from that small town (which in fact was quite substantial) and now has his choice of the world's plectrums.

  33. #82

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    Quote Originally Posted by Litterick View Post
    He has moved on from that small town (which in fact was quite substantial) and now has his choice of the world's plectrums.
    Yes ... But then there is another interview with Metheny where he says that he'd wish he could pick with the freedom of someone like Pat Martino for example instead of his own way of picking, but unfortunately after playing like that for so long, he was stuck with it.

  34. #83

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    Rounder, mos def !
    My stash consists of Dunlop JAZZ II (used them since the mod 80's) , Dunlop FLOW 1.5mm (I round out the tip a little and use a file for a slanted edge) and a custom made celluloid teardrop 1.2 mm .
    The Jazz II picks I use only on my electric guitars, the other ones feel + sound great on acoustic, too. Can't make pointy ones work for me,
    no pleasing sound/feel either when strumming or playing single notes ... my picks need to be stiff, not thicker than 1.5mm and have a rounded tip.
    Tried the VERY rounded Mandolin-types , not working, no attack.
    I use the "carpet-trick" too - IIRC I "picked" it up from Jimmy Steward the man himself when he was teaching at the Dick Grove Music Workshop in Studio City, back in the happy, hippie 70's .....
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    Quote Originally Posted by gitman View Post
    Rounder, mos def !
    My stash consists of Dunlop JAZZ II (used them since the mod 80's) , Dunlop FLOW 1.5mm (I round out the tip a little and use a file for a slanted edge) and a custom made celluloid teardrop 1.2 mm .
    The Jazz II picks I use only on my electric guitars, the other ones feel + sound great on acoustic, too. Can't make pointy ones work for me,
    no pleasing sound/feel either when strumming or playing single notes ... my picks need to be stiff, not thicker than 1.5mm and have a rounded tip.
    Tried the VERY rounded Mandolin-types , not working, no attack.
    I use the "carpet-trick" too - IIRC I "picked" it up from Jimmy Steward the man himself when he was teaching at the Dick Grove Music Workshop in Studio City, back in the happy, hippie 70's .....
    As for this "carpet trick"? - You mean rubbing celluloid picks on carpet to reshape them, right? I'm surprised that works, I have celluloid picks and I don't think rubbing them on carpet will reshape them...

  36. #85

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    Quote Originally Posted by princeplanet View Post
    As for this "carpet trick"? - You mean rubbing celluloid picks on carpet to reshape them, right? I'm surprised that works, I have celluloid picks and I don't think rubbing them on carpet will reshape them...
    it think it's done to remove the annoying molding ridges that nylon Dunlop jazz picks come with.

  37. #86

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    Quote Originally Posted by princeplanet View Post
    As for this "carpet trick"? - You mean rubbing celluloid picks on carpet to reshape them, right? I'm surprised that works, I have celluloid picks and I don't think rubbing them on carpet will reshape them...
    Hmmm, works for me, since way back.... you have to put some pressure on the pick's edge and swipe it across FAST so it builds up some fast heat by the friction.

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    In my latest episode of searching for the perfect pick , since recently getting back to Benson picking, I've started with a fender medium, then to a fender (or Dunlop) heavy, now trying D'Andrea pro Plec (1.5 so extra heavy).

    My preferred material is celluloid, I like its sound and feel. I also love the thickness of the pro plec and how it glides between strings because all its sides are beveled and rounded.

    But I wish it had just a tad more pointy tip, to get a bit more treble, attack and definition. My hand will adjust with time, but I was wondering if such a pick exists. Normal 351 size, celluloid, 1.5 thickness (or close), bevelled on its sizes (that's what makes the big difference to most other extra heavy picks), but a bit pointy on the tip...?

  39. #88

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobomov View Post
    Yes ... But then there is another interview with Metheny where he says that he'd wish he could pick with the freedom of someone like Pat Martino for example instead of his own way of picking, but unfortunately after playing like that for so long, he was stuck with it.
    IIRC, the player he mentioned was not Pat Martino but Frank Gambale. I was into Gambale for awhile and read everything I could find about his technique and a few articles mentioned the quote from Metheny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkRhodes View Post
    IIRC, the player he mentioned was not Pat Martino but Frank Gambale. I was into Gambale for awhile and read everything I could find about his technique and a few articles mentioned the quote from Metheny.

    Then he has mentioned two players .. The one I read was definately Martino


    But that only reinforces that his picking technique is not something he himself considers optimal

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    Quote Originally Posted by princeplanet View Post
    Hmmm, what do we know about Charlie Christian's strike? They say all downstrokes, but I just can't believe that! What kinda picks did they even have back then?
    Kessel said Charlie use a large triangular pick.

    Barney Kessel (Guitar Player Oct '70)

    "....Charlie played probably 95% downstrokes, and held a very stiff, big triangular pick very tightly between his thumb and first finger. He rested his 2nd, 3rd and 4th fingers on the pick-guard. He anchored them there so tensely that it was like there almost wasn't a break in the joint. He almost never used the 4th finger of his left hand."

    Supposedly, Kessel later gave a different estimate for the percentage of Charlie's downstrokes: 70%. Either way, he picked, like Frank Vignola does and says, "mostly down."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobomov View Post
    Then he has mentioned two players .. The one I read was definately Martino


    But that only reinforces that his picking technique is not something he himself considers optimal
    Agreed.
    If you take to something young and develop it to a high degree on your own, you bring your idiosyncrasies with you. (We see the same thing in some baseball pitchers and hitters---odd arm motions, unorthodox swings---that work for them but would not be a good recommendation for most young players.)

  43. #92

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alter View Post
    In my latest episode of searching for the perfect pick , since recently getting back to Benson picking, I've started with a fender medium, then to a fender (or Dunlop) heavy, now trying D'Andrea pro Plec (1.5 so extra heavy).

    My preferred material is celluloid, I like its sound and feel. I also love the thickness of the pro plec and how it glides between strings because all its sides are beveled and rounded.

    But I wish it had just a tad more pointy tip, to get a bit more treble, attack and definition. My hand will adjust with time, but I was wondering if such a pick exists. Normal 351 size, celluloid, 1.5 thickness (or close), bevelled on its sizes (that's what makes the big difference to most other extra heavy picks), but a bit pointy on the tip...?
    You might take a look at the Blue Chip large Jazz, which can be ordered with a bevel I believe. It might be slightly shorter than the 351though.

  44. #93

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluejaybill View Post
    You might take a look at the Blue Chip large Jazz, which can be ordered with a bevel I believe. It might be slightly shorter than the 351though.
    You just reminded my that I have one of those Blue Chip Jazz picks. I am going to find it and see if its "slipperiness," combined with using the shoulder, will give me an even greater breakthrough. There seems to be enough of a "shoulder" on it to work with.

    Thanks!


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    I didn't know how common it was to turn the pick sideways. Cool. I also like the angle that the string slides off the pick.

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    One thing I've noticed with the Golden Gate pick

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    is that I can get the same angle both ways. That is, when I'm using it in more of a Benson grip (banana thumb) and when I'm using a more conventional one.

    Now I'm using it to play my new bass too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlsoRan View Post
    You just reminded my that I have one of those Blue Chip Jazz picks. I am going to find it and see if its "slipperiness," combined with using the shoulder, will give me an even greater breakthrough. There seems to be enough of a "shoulder" on it to work with.

    Thanks!

    I finally found this pick. It has added yet another advantage! The pick is slippery anyway, and using the side has me at maximum speed and efficiency. My only gripe is that the BC JAZZ 100 might be too thick (I think its around 2.00mm). I ordered the BC Jazz 50, which is around 1.00 mm (the Dunlop Jazz that I use is 1.38mm according to my research). The BC Jazz 60 is 1.50 mm or so. I figured that the BC Jazz 50 is the closest that I will get to my Dunlop.

    It was 35.00 freakin' bucks, but I think I am losing my mind with this quest for picking paradise, and I ordered it. I cannot express the joy that I am experiencing with this "techinical boost" that using the side of the pick has given me.

  48. #97

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlsoRan View Post
    I finally found this pick. It has added yet another advantage! The pick is slippery anyway, and using the side has me at maximum speed and efficiency. My only gripe is that the BC JAZZ 100 might be too thick (I think its around 2.00mm). I ordered the BC Jazz 50, which is around 1.00 mm (the Dunlop Jazz that I use is 1.38mm according to my research). The BC Jazz 60 is 1.50 mm or so. I figured that the BC Jazz 50 is the closest that I will get to my Dunlop.

    It was 35.00 freakin' bucks, but I think I am losing my mind with this quest for picking paradise, and I ordered it. I cannot express the joy that I am experiencing with this "techinical boost" that using the side of the pick has given me.
    Actually for me when I play if for awhile it seems to get unslippery. If that's a word!

    I use a 35 for thinner strings, but 40 is my main jazz pick (1 mm). I have a 50 as well that I mostly use with acoustic guitar.

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    Am I the only one here who has a pile of picks of various sizes and brands, none of which cost more than two dollars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Litterick View Post
    Am I the only one here who has a pile of picks of various sizes and brands, none of which cost more than two dollars?
    Probably- but are you sure you didn't splurge on audiophile guitar cables?

    I admit, I thought it was crazy to spend $35 for pick, but I was an instant convert. I would probably feel different if I was losing them on gigs right now! Mostly using them jamming at home these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Litterick View Post
    "Pat Metheny uses a thin pick but just uses the rounded edge of it with a close grip."

    You probably all knew that. Charlie Lusso, plant manager for D'Andrea said it here.
    Yep, I read an interview of Pat in "Guitar Player Magazine" in 1979 (shortly after I started playing guitar), where he mentioned picking with the rounded corner of the pick (the interview also had a photo showing Pat picking with the round corner of the pick). My uncle (Guitar Generation #2 in the family), also mentioned that he picked with the round corner of the pick. Both pieces of information, prompted me to try picking with the rounded corner of the pick. As a result, I've been picking with the rounded corner of the pick for over 40 years. It sounds a little punchier to me, and I think I have better control - especially when I double pick.

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