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by StevenStanleyBayes
January 2nd, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar Pick Materials
Replies: 19
Views: 6882

Re: Guitar Pick Materials

There have been many updates in the file since the previous post. An important point : Some people wrongly think the pick can be compensated for by playing techniques. This is not true. The pick drives the strings to make sound. The pick is an important piece of the chain. The only technique to comp...
by StevenStanleyBayes
November 27th, 2018, 9:24 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar Pick Materials
Replies: 19
Views: 6882

Re: Guitar Pick Materials

I have updated the document with the new picks. Also, I have purchased and received the Teflon pick. 1mm is too soft for Teflon. Even 3mm may flex. Must be >= 3mm, best be 5mm not to flex. Otherwise, may be OK. Cannot say for sure because the pick flexes a lot. I have switched from Dunlop Carbon Fib...
by StevenStanleyBayes
November 18th, 2018, 2:10 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar Pick Materials
Replies: 19
Views: 6882

Re: Guitar Pick Materials

Help the Pick :

In some cases, with some picks, one may increase the speed by twisting the picking hand ( right hand is assumed ) to upper and slightly to the right.
by StevenStanleyBayes
November 17th, 2018, 10:20 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar Pick Materials
Replies: 19
Views: 6882

Re: Guitar Pick Materials

Who Uses What : 1. Yngwie Malmsteen : http://pickingpower.com/yngwie-malmsteen-guitar-pick-brand-gauge/ Dunlop Delrin 500 1.5mm 2. Eddie Van Halen : http://www.evhgear.com/news/2014/01/ask-eddie-all-about-the-picks/ 0.6mm Nylon < 0.6mm in the 80's Brass and Copper before 3. Steven Vai : http://www.v...
by StevenStanleyBayes
November 17th, 2018, 12:11 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar Pick Materials
Replies: 19
Views: 6882

Re: Guitar Pick Materials

Also, I have been playing with Fender Tru Shell Extre Heavy ( modified ) and Gravity Picks Acrylic Sunrise 1.5mm ( modified ). 1. Gravity Acrylic Pick ( Modified ) The two picks perform excellently. The acrylic pick needed a lot of playing to achieve fast playability and is an ultra fast pick therea...
by StevenStanleyBayes
November 16th, 2018, 10:11 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar Pick Materials
Replies: 19
Views: 6882

Re: Guitar Pick Materials

1. The Hardest Wood I Can Find I am exceptionally proud to inform you I have found African ( Gaboon ) Ebony wood and I have made a couple of Ebony picks. I need to test these picks more, but, the first impression is these picks are ultra fast, yet, a bit scratchy, i. e., abrasive. The picks are not ...
by StevenStanleyBayes
November 16th, 2018, 10:10 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar Pick Materials
Replies: 19
Views: 6882

Re: Guitar Pick Materials

You have just said the company and the thickness. Can you, please, say which pick you use? The word " plastic " is not a description of a material in this case because the word is very general and almost all Dunlop picks are made of plastic. Plastics ( or Plastic Mass ) is a commercial word for Poly...
by StevenStanleyBayes
November 10th, 2018, 10:43 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar Pick Materials
Replies: 19
Views: 6882

Re: Guitar Pick Materials

A List of New Ideas : 1. Stone Picks ( in a Process to Order ) : https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Tooyful-3-Pieces-Guitar-Finger-Picks-Pendant-Plectrums-Malachite-Stone-2mm-for-Guitar-Bass-Banjo-Ukulele/32841803542.html ( There are other stone picks at AliExpress and elsewhere. ) Please, note : Stone...
by StevenStanleyBayes
November 10th, 2018, 10:42 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar Pick Materials
Replies: 19
Views: 6882

Re: Guitar Pick Materials

1. Fender Tru Shell Extra Heavy I am proud to inform you all I have received the Fender Tru Shell pick. This pick has been made of proteins and is, therefore, organic. The organic structure has been made to copy this of the tortoise shell.    The pick, however, came warped in a factory sealed wrap. ...
by StevenStanleyBayes
November 3rd, 2018, 8:26 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar Pick Materials
Replies: 19
Views: 6882

Re: Guitar Pick Materials

I played with the picks I last purchased : 1. Gravity Picks Sunrise 1.5mm : The material is OK. May be slightly brittle and, thus, abrasive. Difficult to tell because of the lacquer. Did not remove the lacquer with Acetone ( nail polish removal can be used too as the nail polish removal is mostly Ac...
by StevenStanleyBayes
October 24th, 2018, 6:37 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar Pick Materials
Replies: 19
Views: 6882

Re: Guitar Pick Materials

This is to inform all interested I have just acquired two picks, $7.50 each, Gravity Picks Acrylic Sunrise pick : 3mm and 1,5mm. I have not played them yet. They look extremely beautiful and the material ( Acrylic ) looks very strong and slick.
by StevenStanleyBayes
October 21st, 2018, 7:50 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar Pick Materials
Replies: 19
Views: 6882

Re: Guitar Pick Materials

A List of New Ideas : 1. Acrylic Picks : Gravity Picks Acrylics : https://www.gravitypicks.com/product/acrylic-picks/ and V Picks : https://v-picks.com/ 2. Stone picks : https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Tooyful-3-Pieces-Guitar-Finger-Picks-Pendant-Plectrums-Malachite-Stone-2mm-for-Guitar-Bass-Banjo-U...
by StevenStanleyBayes
October 21st, 2018, 7:49 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar Pick Materials
Replies: 19
Views: 6882

Re: Guitar Pick Materials

Please, note : I have just had an idea for guitar picks made of Cubic Zirconia. Cubic Zirconia ( artificial diamond ) has hardness of 8 to 8.5 on Mohs' scale ( diamond is 10 ) and is harder than most of the artificial and real gems and stones. Cubic Zirconia is inexpensive because the Cubic Zirconia...
by StevenStanleyBayes
October 20th, 2018, 11:15 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar Pick Materials
Replies: 19
Views: 6882

Re: Guitar Pick Materials

Please, be informed : there is an alternative, commercial publication on the topic : https://www.musicradar.com/news/the-10-best-guitar-picks-our-pick-of-the-best-plectrums Please, note : I only publish this reply in order to convey this piece of information. I do NOT necessarily agree with the cont...
by StevenStanleyBayes
October 19th, 2018, 11:46 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar Pick Materials
Replies: 19
Views: 6882

Re: Guitar Pick Materials

PLEASE, NOTE : PLEASE, MAKE COMMENTS EXTREMELY DIRECTLY ON THE TOPIC ONLY. AGAIN : ONLY FAST GUITAR PICK MATERIALS, PLEASE! Please, also note : I will NOT reply to comments which are NOT extremely directly on the topic. I may reply to comments on the topic but this may take a while because I may not...