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Offline jump

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Plectrums - what is good for strumming?
« on: February 06, 2019, 09:52:04 pm »
  Hi there what is a good  pectrum for strumming with

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Re: Plectrums
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2019, 10:28:57 pm »
It's all personal preferance. If your just starting out start with a thin pic.
Dunlop .35 or .45 nylon are usually recommended. After that it's up to what
works for you. I hardly ever use a pic so not much help.


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Re: Plectrums
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2019, 12:05:31 am »
Jump

Justin covers this in the first lessons of the BC and echos what Stitch has said already. Watch this please. https://www.justinguitar.com/guitar-lessons/how-to-choose-and-hold-a-pick-bc-107

Start light and thin the build up over time.

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Re: Plectrums - what is good for strumming?
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2019, 09:48:11 am »
I use Jim dunlop tortex. .50mm (red colour). It has a nice smooth finish and a warm sound. I don't like the nylon ones I find them "clicky".

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Re: Plectrums - what is good for strumming?
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2019, 09:01:47 am »
Hi,

If you are just starting, the thinner the better. Very thin nylon picks are most forgiving.

Buy a selection pack of different thicknesses and experiment a little. Also try different materials e.g. nylon v tortex.

Find what you prefer now, but still experiment with others as your preference is likely to change over time and depending on various factors.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Plectrums - what is good for strumming?
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2019, 07:48:37 pm »
Hi,
my favourite is the Dunlop Celluloid Thin. I got it from a mixed pack and to my ears it sounds much better than the ultrathin Nylons Justin recommends at the beginning of the BC. For me it's the first step up.
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Re: Plectrums - what is good for strumming?
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2019, 12:34:40 am »
I prefer the Dunlop Tortex .60mm (orange) for acoustics. On electric I use the yellow Tortex (.73mm?).  On my resonator I use the green one (even thicker -- not sure of the dimensions).

 

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