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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:01 pm    Post subject: Stone guitar picks
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

There used to be a brand of stone picks called 'Mind' picks. I still have one somewhere around here. About 1 1/2" long, highly polished. At the time they were recommended to help improve picking technique. I thought it was fun to play with but was always afraid of dropping it...
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

DES wrote:
There used to be a brand of stone picks called 'Mind' picks. I still have one somewhere around here. About 1 1/2" long, highly polished. At the time they were recommended to help improve picking technique. I thought it was fun to play with but was always afraid of dropping it...


Used to have a couple of those, some thirty-odd years ago. "Min'd Picks" were great for improving picking speed, but not much good for my rhythm playing, and being basically a rhythm guitarist who can play a solo when called upon, I decided that using a pick with more "give" would work better for me. They were good fon, though, those Min'd Picks.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Oh, I want to try that. But I still love my 5 finger picks. Smile
Everytime I try to use a pick, it lasts about 10 minutes.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

For some reason, I don't like using picks at all. I maintain my fingernails for picking - just the right length for a little finger pad and a little nail. I strum with my nails, too.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Some cool things you can do with a stone pick:

1. Pick a note - with the pick or a finger - then touch the string as close to the bridge as possible and slide the pick away from the bridge. This produces an upward bend. Seems to work better on amplfied guitar than pure acoustic.

2. "Bow" a string with the pick. Granted, it's easier to do this with a glass or ceramic slide than with a stone pick, but it can be done. I find it easiest with the rounded side of the pick rather than the pointy side. Again, seems to work better on amplified guitar than acoustic.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

GovernorSilver wrote:
Some cool things you can do with a stone pick:

1. Pick a note - with the pick or a finger - then touch the string as close to the bridge as possible and slide the pick away from the bridge. This produces an upward bend. Seems to work better on amplfied guitar than pure acoustic.

2. "Bow" a string with the pick. Granted, it's easier to do this with a glass or ceramic slide than with a stone pick, but it can be done. I find it easiest with the rounded side of the pick rather than the pointy side. Again, seems to work better on amplified guitar than acoustic.


I'm definitely gonna try those now. Cool

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