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How the hell do you play with a pick?

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12 hours ago, discreet said:

Quite. I played exclusively with a pick for more than thirty years - I only started playing fingerstyle relatively recently, about five or ten years ago. I wish I'd done it much sooner, as of course both techniques are valid and both are very useful. I sometimes use both in the same piece.

Same here, I decided I really should learn how to play fingerstyle a few years back, and it came in handy as my then band did a set where we played all our songs in a jazz-style, with playing fingerstyle suiting it much better than with a pick.

For reference I use the Dunlop Tortex Triangles - 1.14mm. They`re big, and essentially 2 picks in one due to the triangular shape, which makes things a lot better if it slips whilst playing. Like many I`ve never dropped a pick.

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On 13/01/2018 at 12:47, discreet said:

This. I use nylon Herco Flex 50 and have never dropped a pick in 40 years. Even at really hot, sweaty gigs.

I use the 75's mainly and find the same, really safe.

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