Pointless Picks

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  1. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

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    This guy was in your situation, then he used a round pick demoing guitars at guitar center for just twenty minutes and now he looks like this. (no one noticed his condition because he looked just like one of the regulars)

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  2. bender66

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    That rounded one has a point.

    Thank you... I'll be here all week.

    I'm gonna have to check these out. I'll bet they'll help me get my picks to the far reaching corners of the venue, maybe even put an eye out or two.
     
  3. Despres

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    Reminds me of this:
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  4. blowtorch

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    The guitarist who used to rehearse in my house with one of my bands up until about 7 months ago, I've finally gone through all the picks he left. So I've moved on to using these pointless picks pretty regularly, although no gig experience yet.

    I've got to say, I'm really liking them
     
  5. Guitardvark

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    picks are like the women in my life, I just cant seem to hold on to em for very long
     
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  6. fraser

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    I’ve always hit the strings with one side of the rounded end of picks.
    Never found the pointy end to be useful.
    For many years I used copper pennies, perfectly round.
    I might like these round picks, actually I’m sure I would,
    But really, screw it, it’s just picks.
    Fender medium, held with the pointy end facing the underside of thumb,
    Fingers choking up somewhat on one corner of the round end.
     
  7. blowtorch

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    That was my MO for like, ever.
    These are very cool though. I'll see if the novelty doesn't wear off after awhile.

    The real test will be a gig, I think
     
  8. fraser

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    I used to drop picks as i played,
    I was also singing, and stoned and drunk, I kept finding myself fumbling for picks mid song.
    I have some considerable nerve damage in my hands, even 30 years ago it was a problem,
    And it got so that I never had enough picks to keep up.
    So what I did was wear button up shirts with breast pockets.
    I could throw a handful of the then ubiquitous pennies in my right pocket.
    If I lost one I could reach for another without a noticeable pause.

    But pennies eat strings fast.
    So when I stopped gigging and jamming all day every day, I went back to the upside down picks.

    I remember holding picks that way right from the start at 10 yrs of age, not knowing better.
    Then I saw a guitar mag interview with Srv, and he said that’s the way he held it.

    I know it’s just years of habit, but picking with the pointy end just makes no sense to me lol.
     
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  9. blowtorch

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    Yep, same here, I'd picked that way because it just made more sense to me, and then I'd read SRV had done the same
     
  10. Wallo Tweed

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    My friend who is a monster player uses small jazz picks. He files the points off till he has a round pick a bit smaller than a dime. It works well for him.
     
  11. guitarmoron

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    I might try, sometimes i play with the pick point ing towards headstock
     
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  12. Mike SS

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    I've always picked with the rounded edge of a Fender Medium, and I thought it made me "special". Heck, now I find out I'm just another one of the guys. As common as ants at a picnic. :(

    Those round picks do look very interesting, but I have so many picks in my guitar cases already that it seems kind of wasteful.o_O
     
  13. boris bubbanov

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    I don't see the point.
     
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  14. blowtorch

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    traditional picks (like Fender standard) almost seems like they were designed by someone who doesn't actually play guitar. It makes sense in theory, but not so much in practice, in my opinion and experience
     
  15. blowtorch

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    that's like the fourth time that punny joke has been stated this thread, and, the manufacturer uses it as well, in the name of their product
     
  16. blowtorch

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    Who's used one of these as a pick?
    [​IMG]
    I have, but not since I was a little kid
     
  17. boris bubbanov

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    It is all in the delivery.

    :^)
     
  18. studio1087

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    Thanks Blowtorch. They look really functional. I play jazz picks and I actually pluck with one of the bigger top corners. I like for the skin on my fingers to be able to brush the strings for harmonics and style.

    A round pick - that's such a good idea. I'm thinking......why I have I never seen this before?!
     
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    Yup when I bought the speakers for my 4x12 they sent me 4 packs of 4.... and some Eminence screw on badges.
     
  20. WetBandit

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    Cool, but I'm gonna stick to my regular ol yellow dunlop tortex... tried and true and not very expensive, I also really need the pointed edge or else I feel like I have a hard time with dynamics and precision.

    Being able to really dig in and or "pinch" a string is really important for my playing style.

    I do like the bright colors so you can find them easily when you inevitably drop them though!
     
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