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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by jackal, Nov 8, 2020.

  1. jackal

    jackal Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    Things have loosened up in this area of California so that we are starting to play outdoor gigs. Hooray! However a couple of weeks ago we were doing our second gig of the year when about halfway through I started dropping picks. If I didn't lose it completely, it would spin around in my fingers, made it really hard to play. I managed to get through the night by licking my fingers every couple of songs. It now seems to happen during practice on a somewhat regular basis. I can't keep licking my fingers during gigs, it just looks too weird. Any suggestions?
     
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    What type / brand of pick are you using?
     
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    Dunlop. really good grip. they come in a bunch of thicknesses. I like the 1 and 1.1 (I think its mm)

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    green_henry Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I like the Dunlop Prime Tone picks. Pricey but I've yet to drop one.
     
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    When I know I'm going to be playing strictly rhythm on a given song, or maybe just a little not-so-fast lead lines, I like the Fender triangular thin picks. They give me a generous gripping area. I can hold onto them firmly and confidently, and their thinness keep things smooth and consistent as they sweep across the strings.
     
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    it is your brain. you don't need anything. just get unfocused on it and it will fix itself.
     
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    Johnny Winter stated this was the only type of pick he ever used.

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  14. jackal

    jackal Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    Thanks for the suggestions, doesn't seem to matter what pick I use, I have an extensive collection and have tried them all. The Gorilla Snot helps somewhat, seems to be the best so far. I have tried thumb picks, the stick-on grip aids, finger style just doesn't give me the tone I like, even v-picks, gravity picks etc. slip. I use the 358 style celluloid picks, bigger picks slip too, punching holes no help either. Open to all ideas.
     
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    You have been playing for a long time, using picks are not new to you, and you have a new and continuing issue,
    then go see your doctor there could be things going on that aren't related to pick style.
     
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    Dimebag Darrell used to score his up with a razor blade for a better grip..

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    I use these five picks and hope I never lose any of them!

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    I use Dunlop Gator Grip picks. Made from delrex which imparts a chalky powder on the surface which turns gummy at the slightest hint of moisture. Never dropped one on stage.
     
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