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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:31 am    Post subject: Metal plectrums... Reply with quote

Anyone use them? I just bought a pack of brass picks after doing some reading up on Keith Levene.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah. Had a red anodised one years ago, when I first started (did everyone buy a metal pick when they first started?). Would imagine it's be great for acoustic picking.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a few copper/brass ones, for teh Albiniz. Sounds cool, and even though I use a pretty firm pick normally (1.20mm), the feel is a bit off-putting to use as a straight-up replacement.

Grab a few, fo sho
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a few metal ones, aluminum and brass. The aluminum one was super thin and made my 12-string acoustic sound very bright and shiny. Not my preferred material, but kind of a fun novel sound.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always wanted to try experimenting with different metals and woods for picks. I've recently made the switch to Jazz iii XLs though, so I'm pretty happy, pickwise.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty much only use aluminium picks for guitar these days (still tortex for bass). It sounds really cool but I play stupidly hard so all my guitars are getting hella scratched and my right hand is always aluminium coloured at the end of a gig/practice.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm happy with my choice of pick for general playing have bought these for teh different toanz.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Freddy V-C wrote:
Pretty much only use aluminium picks for guitar these days (still tortex for bass). It sounds really cool but I play stupidly hard so all my guitars are getting hella scratched and my right hand is always aluminium coloured at the end of a gig/practice.


This would be a concern. There was a day or two where I was using a two pence piece on my tele due to not having a pick and it's got a stack of dents because of that.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I mean I'm pretty much past caring at this point, none of my guitars are worth much and obviously it just adds to my PUNK AS FUCK aesthetic.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always used a pretty thick pick, but never anything metal. Maybe I should experiment.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm the opposite of freddie... I have a feather like touch.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried them back in the 80's. Too stiff for my liking. The metal on metal creates an interesting tone and you can do some cool stuff using the edge of the pick as you slide down the length of string or use it like a bow across the string if you rough it up a bit with some sand paper or emery board.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

using them sets my teeth on edge and not in a good way
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i use an aluminum pick that my wife made me for our anniversary many years ago.. i only use it for live shows.. so it doesn't get used much anymore but it's always with me.. it's like a mental thing
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my fingers are metal as fuck already
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George wrote:
my fingers are metal as fuck already


Same reason I usually play solos with my teeth...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George wrote:
my fingers are metal as fuck already


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

when i was in my full on "i want to be brian may" phase, i played with a coin for good couple of years. used to use a 50p as it had points on it, then used a sixpence just like brian lol. that got me onto using a smaller pick, then i switched to the little dunlop jazz III picks as there a similar size.
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