Concerned about my manhood

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  1. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    A few years ago, tendon problems got me using lighter strings...a 9-46 set. I couldn't go the full skinny on the low strings.
    But now...I think I might be starting to like thin picks.
    I can't dig those thick ones with the bevelled edges...I need some snap and attack.
    I'm finding, the thinner I go, the better I like the sound.
    What I would REALLY like is something very thin and stiff...thin picks are a bit floppy...I made a copper one that's really good, but the metal-on-metal is a little too clangy.
    But I think I'm going to be buying some thin picks.
    Should I be looking for a purse to keep them in?
     
  2. Recce

    Recce Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I think your good.
     
  3. HoodieMcFoodie

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    No, it just means you are comfortable with your manhood and no longer need to overcompensate.

    Good for you. :D
     
  4. edvard

    edvard Tele-Afflicted

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    i've been playing 9-42s for ages (Ernie Ball Super Slinky). Haven't turned in my man card yet. I like thinner picks too, for the snappy attack. Tortex Orange (0.6mm) or Yellows (0.73mm) are thin but strong and snappy. I have a couple of Clayton Acetals in 0.8mm that I like, but the Tortex Greens which are also 0.8mm are a little too thick.
     
  5. P Thought

    P Thought Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    I like thin picks on light strings, too.

    Treat yourself to a Red Bear or Blue Chip light gauge pick with your favorite shape and bevel. Both are very stiff. The Bears (my personal favorite) have a feel very much like real tortoise, and the Blue Chips are very smooth, almost slick, as they release the string.

    I don't think you'll need a purse, but these are a bit spendy, so a good pick container is a good idea.

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  6. Torz Johnson

    Torz Johnson Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Use your thin picks while playing this guitar, and you will be so secure in your manhood that Chuck Norris will high five you.

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    "concerned about my manhood"

    Depends.
    Strat or Tele? :D
     
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    After 20+ years of using Power Slinkys, I switched to Super Slinkys about two years ago due to increasing hand and finger pain.

    But I still use my Peso, and 1.5 Claytons as picks. It’s a ferocious sound.
     
  9. Redheadlvr

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    Get some V-Picks
     
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  10. Dacious

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    Just means you're 'flexible' in pick gender:lol:
     
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  11. Teleguy61

    Teleguy61 Friend of Leo's

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    The problem with thin picks, which do sound good, is that when you need to dig in, like on stage, with a band, there isn't anything there.
     
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  12. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Friend of Leo's

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    Ain't nothing wrong with 9's and .73's.
     
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    Sparky2 Friend of Leo's

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    I keep a fresh supply of Fender Thins and Gibson Thins around here.

    I loves me them thin picks.

    :)

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  14. Recce

    Recce Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    This, there are thin V-Picks that aren’t real flexible.
     
  15. stormsedge

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    I've only used thin picks for ~45 years...then got a wild hair to try thicker ones for a different sound---started breaking strings. I ended up with an assortment of metal (coin plectrums), wood, bone, horn and plastics, all medium to heavy. Still find myself gravitating back to the thins.
     
  16. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Poster Extraordinaire

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    I LOVE Tortex ( yellow) .73's on any electric- good grip, snap, tone w/o being thick.
    I use Fender Medium picks ( same basic gauge or close to .73's, but dig the tone,/warmth of celluloid) on acoustics
     
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    I'm a thin pick guy, but my brother in law lost his manhood after 3 daughters started dating:confused:
     
  18. deytookerjaabs

    deytookerjaabs Friend of Leo's

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    SRV syndrome?


    You should be more concerned about your manhood when whacking giant strings with overkill behind fat picks.


    That's compensatin' right there.
     
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    Swing a purse filled with the picks you like, nothing wrong with it
     
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    Graph Tech sent me some picks a few years ago, very thin and very stiff. If they still make them, try one.
     
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