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Re: Loose pick-grip cosmetics

Postby Forum Admin » Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:57 am

BJG145 wrote: (Jazz III Ultex, sounds like a prophylactic but it's a decent plectrum)

Well there's a world of difference between a pluck and a f**k!! But occasionally both involve a G-string. :beamup:

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Re: Loose pick-grip cosmetics

Postby Forum Admin » Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:59 am

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Hmm, if they were peppermint-flavoured...
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Re: Loose pick-grip cosmetics

Postby Forum Admin » Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:00 am

Apols for hi-jacking this thread with my silliness. In a weird mood.
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Re: Loose pick-grip cosmetics

Postby Wonks » Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:02 am

Thread hijacking is mandatory.

But obviously, like the other people here, you're loosing your grip. ;)
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Re: Loose pick-grip cosmetics

Postby Forum Admin » Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:03 am

Chilly Canuck wrote: I use a sharp blade to create a crosshatch pattern on each side. They work really well until they break at the most inopportune moment...

When I used to gig, I did a similar cross-hatching trick on my picks using a fine-tipped soldering iron - which was much more effective than heating up a sewing needle on the gas stove whilst wearing oven gloves!
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Re: Loose pick-grip cosmetics

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:01 am

:D The World is a better place for a little bit of silliness.....

Stratman57 wrote:Bloody hell, what gauge strings do you have on your gypsy jazz guitar?

Regards, Simon.

10-45 Argentines but it does have a 26 ½" scale length. It's how you get the distinctive 'crunchy' sound.

I do use the same picks on electric though.
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Re: Loose pick-grip cosmetics

Postby blinddrew » Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:42 am

You could go for The Edge's technique of using picks with those raised cross-hatched grips, but hold them back to front so that you use the cross-hatching as a kind of multi-pluck.
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Re: Loose pick-grip cosmetics

Postby shufflebeat » Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:05 pm

Dunlop Maxi Grips have solved the problem for me:

https://www.jimdunlop.com/products/guitar-picks/max-grip/
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Re: Loose pick-grip cosmetics

Postby Funkyflash5 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:42 pm

Haven't really thought about it before, but I might try dipping part of a few picks in plastidip and see how that works
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Re: Loose pick-grip cosmetics

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:12 pm

zenguitar wrote:Irn-Bru, they're made in Scotland from girders.

Andy :beamup:

Actually they're made in Holland from false teeth....... :bouncy:
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Re: Loose pick-grip cosmetics

Postby blinddrew » Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:47 pm

Sam Spoons wrote:
zenguitar wrote:Irn-Bru, they're made in Scotland from girders.

Andy :beamup:

Actually they're made in Holland from false teeth....... :bouncy:
That explains the taste.

Oh wait, you weren't still talking about Irn-Bru.
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Re: Loose pick-grip cosmetics

Postby Sam Spoons » Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:33 am

TBH they don't taste of much at all..... But I suppose that's for the best, strawberry flavoured false teeth would not work well with beer.......
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Re: Loose pick-grip cosmetics

Postby Wonks » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:39 am

So talking of dentures, has anyone tried Poligrip on the slippery plastic items? :)
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Re: Loose pick-grip cosmetics

Postby mick.n » Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:13 pm

Chilly Canuck wrote:I prefer the no-name 2mm picks. I use a sharp blade to create a crosshatch pattern on each side. They work really well until they break at the most inopportune moment...

This is what i do....for the last 4 years & never dropped a pick since. And it costs nothing :thumbup:
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Re: Loose pick-grip cosmetics

Postby Sam Spoons » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:44 pm

Wear and tear on razorblades and damage to important digits? Well it would if it was me doing it anyway. :oops:
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