April 14th, 2012, 11:33 AM
Would it matter too much what plectrum i use to play certain things?
Example, i find it easier to play songs with just chords using a really thin, floppy pick that makes a clean sound strumming, unlike thick ones which sound slightly rough. But of course it isnt any good for solo's.
Should i just find one pick to play everything with or use more than one, because ive been thinking if it would hurt my ability to play properly if i switch a lot.
April 14th, 2012, 12:18 PM
That's the best part about picks. They're so cheap that you can experiment to your hearts content while spending very little cash. I bought a pick(I can't remember the brand name) that depending on where you gripped it, changed the stiffness. Up close for heavy, a little further back was medium, and ever further back was thin. Kind of a neat thing but I prefer thin for playing my acoustic, medium for electric clean, and heavy for harder overdrive electric. Play around and see what works best for you.
April 14th, 2012, 12:40 PM
Different materials sound different. Within a single material, different thicknesses sound different. Within a single material and thickness, different geometries (?) sound different - that is, the shape and the degree to which the edges of the pick are sharp or rounded makes a difference.
They're cheap enough. Buy a bunch, try some out, you'll find some you like.
I have three kinds that I like, but I notice that my preferences are pretty much outside of the mainstream, so I'll keep them to myself.
Just try a variety.
April 14th, 2012, 12:49 PM
Ring the changes:-)
April 14th, 2012, 01:31 PM
I use a bit of gaffa tape stuck longways on the boom of the mic stand so I can stick a selection of picks on there and just peel off the one I want. For what its worth, I tend to use heavy (2mm Big Stubby) for rock and choppy rhythm work and a medium (.73 Jim Dunlop Nylon) for the acoustic and srumming stuff.