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if you don't know what they are, I can't explain them to you. if you do know what they are -- have you tried one, and does it actually 'work', or rather, do anything at all different to normal picks?
I guess it's a moot point. if you aren't accurate with a normal pick, how's a special "speed pick" going to work? plus half or 3/4's of the work is getting the synchronisation going with the left hand.

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Never heard of such things. I doubt they really make much of a difference... I mean, you only use like, the tip of your whole pick anyways, how is a pick gonna help you play fast. Hmmmmmm, now you've got me curious.

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Are you talking about those hexagonal plectrum-so and so things with the cone shaped noses??

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Dead Roman wrote:
Are you talking about those hexagonal plectrum-so and so things with the cone shaped noses??


That's correct...I've got one somewhere....
I wouldn't say it HELPS.

I never could get use to it. It basically just teaches you to just use the VERY VERY tip of the pick.

I stick to the new Jazz picks that the Jae-ster gave me.



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yeah I was talking about the hexagonal things. it looked to me that you'd slide it off the edges more -- ahh I can't describe. :p
so are they more for pedagogical purposes to teach you to use the very edge of the pick?

plus the one I saw came with an instruction book and you had to pay AU$10 for it ... that's about US$6

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I found them to be of no benefit whatsoever. I guess it's just a matter of getting good with whatever feels right. It's not a trick. I couldn't pick any better with one, and neither could the guy that gave me one to try out. But it might feel prefect for you.

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hello dudes :), ive been using it for almost a year and it really triples my speed, stylus pick, it is a great help in my picking, it actually trains you to pick smaller, it is not intended for playing, it is just a tool to develop your picking, a way of using it is switch between the stylus pick and your regular pick, once u get a grip of it try it on a regular pick, now i can play at around 200+bpm it really helps :)

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ahh really?

that'd be cool I'm in need of some picking perfection. I've played with my fingers for all my life bar the last six months :p

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vandenberg wrote:
ahh really?

that'd be cool I'm in need of some picking perfection. I've played with my fingers for all my life bar the last six months :p


Just get sone dunlap jazz picks (1.0 mm stubby's) they will help you more than anything because they are so small they force you to use the tips

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Jazz III picks are great

So are the small purple dunlops, I like them so much I have about 50 of them in a cup.

Picks DO matter. I can't play good on certain picks.


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that's funny. lets see what I've been using most of the time ...

I've been using a .69mm one.

the day before I bought Alligator Farm and it came with a PG pick (perhaps a story worth telling another time). I'm not totally comfortable with it. it's much thicker than the 69mm one, but on the other hand it has a polished surface. I think I'm better with the 69mm, but I'm trying out this PG pick cos ... well, it came with the cd and has got "Paul Gilbert" written on one side and "Alligator Farm" on the other :p

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Kronos wrote:
Jazz III picks are great

So are the small purple dunlops, I like them so much I have about 50 of them in a cup.

Picks DO matter. I can't play good on certain picks.


ya.....the jazz III picks ARE great...i cant use a normal pick now though...gotta make sure i have a few in the pocket at all times...


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Hey
I've used those floppy dunlop white picks for years and there ace for muting, terrible for speed playing - but it was only this year I realised there are in fact 2 types of muting!
1) the normal deep muting ala metallica e.t.c.
2) the light palm speed muting that shredders use!
So now I use the same pick - but it's folded at an angle of almost 90degrees, with the tip cut from a curve into a sharp V - this gives me the perfect pick for both types of muting - and has improved my shred muting no end!

anyone else discovered this - or am I talking a load of tosh?


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zardozjones wrote:
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I've used those floppy dunlop white picks for years and there ace for muting, terrible for speed playing


I don't really know what they are. maybe you could get a photo one -- difficult request I know :p

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Untill i discoverd jazz iii's i always used to make my own picks out of old CD's


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i tried those "STYLUS PICKS"....
have been using jazz111's, reverting back to Dunlop 1.5mm purples.

in the end it dosen't matter, it's down to LOTS OF PRACTICE!
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