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kahlil

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I know there are different shapes of picks and different thicknesses. But I just have one pick, and I haven't ever used another kind, do the different shapes and thicknesses have a special purpose? Are they used for different feels?
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Originally posted by 73 P Bass:

Different materials can effect the way a pick sounds, and how it feels in your hand.

thats pretty much it

The basses

-'04 MIM Jazz bass black

-'98 Fender American-Deluxe P-bass natural

-Peavey FuryII blue

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I tend to not use picks much anymore, but when I do, I tend to used about a 1mm thick and about 1" wide pick.
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Either Dunlop tortex 1mm or 1.14mm triangle or teardrop shaped, when I need the assistance. :)

 

I'd love to get a bunch of steady 2mm picks, though, as a few bassists have claimed that to bring out the most low end.

 

The best ones I've played of that kind (been a while, though) are a set of Dunlop Stubbys. They slip if you sweat too heavily. Not exactly the best choice for thrashing around.

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Fender Heavy Triangles. You break a tip, you've got two left.

 

I used to play mediums, but I shredded them to soon.

 

Regulat shapes didn't cut it for me. I use 'teardrops' in thin for my mandolin, and Herco medium triangles for electric guitar.

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