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Single coil pickups driving me nuts


(@napsterbater)
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... My pick keeps hitting them when I'm trying to play scales! Any tips?


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(@raistx)
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Leave less of the pick exposed, ie. less pointy end.

Easier for picking single notes but can be a bit uncomfortable for strumming.


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(@gnease)
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Could also be the height of the pups -- they can be lowered.

-=tension & release=-


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(@dogbite)
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gee, pick in front of them. actually, I am not being flip. there is a sweet spot for picking just in front of the middle pick up.
it is for a strat. I imagine the pickup spacing is similar for single coil type guitars.
(it is where the 28th fret would be.).

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 Cat
(@cat)
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Most people are way too heavy-handed...gouging at the strings or squeezing the frets too hard.

Lighten up!

Cat

"Feel what you play...play what you feel!"


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