1. Bob
    February 6th, 2012 @ 10:28 am

    You didn’t mention my number one reason: “I’m lazy”. Selecting picks, buying them, making sure you always have one when you need one, digging through you case (or dryer lint) or whatever to get one…eh. I can just pick up a guitar and play without one.


  2. Aryan
    March 9th, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

    I agree but although finger picking is better than using pics it’s always good to have a plectrum.


  3. harm
    April 14th, 2012 @ 7:37 am

    The mainreason…When I am fingertapping, I always lose my plec…and thats interrupting the whole guitar solo, the whole band and the entire concert.


  4. Soph
    June 13th, 2012 @ 10:10 am

    I dont really ever use a pick either and i agree with you too they get lost in ya pockets and in the guitar !!!!
    I love to play Blackbird ( beatles) and stuff on my acoustic but if im playin my electric ill use a pick but only very rarely :)


  5. Abidmix
    June 15th, 2012 @ 7:22 am

    I feel natural when playing without a plectrum and have greater control on my strumming.My nails are already hard and the guitar pick seems an unnecessary distraction.Therefore I use it for decoration.

    Though I admit that using a pick will produce a sharp toned sound, but that is no way closer to the sound effects due to the strumming acrobatics I can do without it.

    If your fingers are fragile then the pick if for you.

    This is a wonderful post.


  6. Elmo
    September 28th, 2013 @ 8:29 am

    The sound of fingers is more pleasant for most stuff than picks (just think Jeff Beck). Besides, just think of the horrible sound that Yngwie Malmsteen makes on his acoustic. Still I find myself using a pick most of the time. How very strange…


  7. Paul
    October 29th, 2014 @ 8:48 am

    Ditto , I cant be arsed with plecs and only use them when needed.


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