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Laurie Lewis and and Pick Advice

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by Smoky Booroo, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. Smoky Booroo

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    I wanted to pass this on because it is one of the best pieces of tone advice I've found in a long time.

    Laurie Lewis is a local treasure around here. I think she's up for a Grammy with her latest album. She plays amazing bluegrass. Anyway, in the the latest Acoustic Guitar magazine they ask a bunch of guitarists for advice and hers was to carry around sandpaper. she says:

    "I make sure that whatever pick I use has a smooth edge.... picks with a lot of wear from the strings also sound scratchy. When a pick gets a little worn edge, a little fine sand paper helps it along, followed by a buffing on the blue jeans."

    Anyway, very simple and I'm not sure why I've never thought of it. I use hard celluloid picks and they are kind of brittle. I used this at band practice over the weekend and it was really great.

    Good reason to keep reading those magazines!

    Cheers.
     
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