Concerned about my manhood

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by charlie chitlin, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. TelecasterSam

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    Just can't use thin picks, but some friends like them fine. Used .0095's and heavy picks for years. I do think about going to .009's the more my finger joints ache.
     
  2. Dismalhead

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    It's all just preferences and your playing style.

    I feel like I have to use medium picks (current fave is a Dunlop .73 Tortex). Thinner flop around, kinda feels like they slap the strings, and I can't do precision picking with one. Heavier pick and I feel like I'm playing with an unyielding stone. Friend of mine used to use a thin - he was strictly a rhythm player and he liked the slop.

    As for strings - I'm trying to switch to .09s but still have a big stash of .10s so I have to use them up first. They're easier on my old fingers.
     
  3. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I choke up a lot...only a tiny bit protruding from fingers.
    Might be able to keep the flippy floppy to a minimum.
     
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  4. Dan German

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    Thickness doesn’t matter—I use several different thicknesses, depending which guitar I’m playing, and how I feel.

    The .009s make me wonder about you, though... :D
     
  5. dented

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    I just peeked in at the OP and saw adjectives like full skinny, thin and stiff, floppy and the purse so I'm movin' along here Boss! :lol:
     
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    It was interesting to see Paul playing on 8's now (talks about it at the 18.30 mark). I've just gone up to 11's because I like how they feel and sound on my latest featherweight partscaster that was sounding thin. I first tried 11's because I was getting hung up on 10's when trying to increase picking speed. Having more resistance made it easier to fly past them with the pick, I didn't think to go to a thinner pick first because I had already gotten faster using a thicker jazz 3 pick.

    He mentions he goes thinner on picks to compensate for thin strings. Makes sense.
    I think a 1mm plus thick pick on 8's or 9's would fell like you were playing rubber strings.

     
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  7. wabashslim

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    I don't know, bro...those thinner strings might mean you're going trans-bender...
     
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  8. GGardner

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    Nothing unmanly about 9's. But thin picks?! (Cough) Wussy (Cough)
     
  9. rolandson

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    Well, there's a thread over in "other t-type guitars" about somebody grabbing a johnson.. I don't know what it's all about because I'm too old for that kind of silliness...but maybe y'all can meet, hang out, see if the chemistry is happening...


    Or did I thoroughly misunderstand all of this?


    :D
     
  10. RoscoeElegante

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    This will help. It toughens the vertebrae:
     
  11. Fiesta Red

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    Billy Gibbons uses 7’s.

    Nobody doubts his manliness.
     
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  12. Obsessed

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    Nothing unmanly about thin picks, but 9s?! (Cough) Wussy (cough);):lol:
     
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  13. Count

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  14. Obsessed

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    BTW, man purses are supposedly in now.

    Or was that last year?:confused:
     
  15. gtroates

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    Just to add to what Bortyeast wrote, there are Graph-Tech Tusq picks still made (Graph Tech is located in British Columbia, Canada), I bought some at a Long and McQuade’s in Vancouver last summer. They are thin and very stiff picks.
     
  16. Boubou

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    nvm
     
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    Yup, Graph Techs would fill the bill, too. GraphTech TD.jpg
     
  18. P Thought

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    The "Li'l Picker" in light gauge, standard bevel is one of my favorite picks. This one's married up to my favorite tele right now. Plenty stiff.

    Li'l Picker.jpg

    P.S. I recently came across Clark and Carole, here, originally a present to my mom and dad for watching our little kids while we went for an evening in Reno 30 years ago or so. I sorted my pick collection: Clark holds my Red Bears, Carole has Blue Chips and V-Picks, and the ol' Picky Bank has everything else. Of course there's a pick parked in the strings of every guitar around the house, too.

    Clark and Carole.jpg
     
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  19. MattyK-USA

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    I like the feel of .09's, but my problem is that I have a touch like a water buffalo. I tend to bend things out of tune just playing barred chords. Guess I need to work on a lighter touch.
     
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  20. telemnemonics

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    I finally bought 9-42 instead of 9-46.
    Not missing the tens.
    No thin picks yet though, is it inevitable?
     
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