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Re: Cold dry weather pick slips
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2018, 08:28:35 am »
Hello!

I have tried some tricks like glueing sandpaper to the pick and double-sided tape but it changes the feel and thickness of the pick which I dont like. I have not tried drilling holes, maybe next thing to try.

Spring is slowly coming in Sweden. Temperature and humidity is rising and now I have no problems at all holding on to the pick. Did some heavy strumming yesterday and the pick didn't slip at all  :)
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Re: Cold dry weather pick slips
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2018, 10:11:30 am »
Loefgren

I tend to stick to Dunlop Max Grips
https://www.jimdunlop.com/category/products/guitar+picks/max-grip.do
those ridges make a difference - available at Thomann in various gauges
https://www.thomann.de/fr/dunlop_nylon_max_grip_100_player_pk.htm?glp=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjwv73VBRCdARIsAOnG8u12F5lxKDRZYYGbC-SNfMOBbMVoHPVU9K85k8pBVpcThiYc3dknEXwaAqaeEALw_wcB

but even here in France the winter cause my hands to be dry and suffer from split skin especially near the tips and on my thumb pads. I might be a wuss but I always ended up using hand/body cream and always too late. Next year I'll make sure I start using it before the problems start.

Tend to use this brand and support the Scandinavian economy, assuming they are still in Norway what with global marketing/branding/white goods and all that jazz.

https://www.neutrogena.com/skin/skin-bath/norwegian-formula-hand-cream/6801290.html

Just a thought.

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Re: Cold dry weather pick slips
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2018, 04:59:54 pm »
I usually breathe on my thumb and fore finger a few times, which works well enough for me.

Strangely in dry weather, I find smooth picks easier to control, and currently favour standard Fender picks. If it's sweaty hand season, I like gators.

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Re: Cold dry weather pick slips
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2018, 08:37:48 am »
I usually breathe on my thumb and fore finger a few times, which works well enough for me.

Strangely in dry weather, I find smooth picks easier to control, and currently favour standard Fender picks. If it's sweaty hand season, I like gators.


I love the Gators to, never slips during the warmer months. If its really dry it doesn't matter whick pick I use, they all slip. Play with fingers might be the solution. Or maybe buy an expensive humidifier for the house.
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Re: Cold dry weather pick slips
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2018, 08:43:25 am »
Thanks Toby, I will try the max grips. I'm like you and doesn't use hand lotion as much as I should. Not a norweigan one though  :P
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Re: Cold dry weather pick slips
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2018, 09:54:41 pm »
Temperature finally above 0 degrees in Sweden. No problems at all any longer with pick slipping  :) Strange how much temperature and humidity affects this.
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Re: Cold dry weather pick slips
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2018, 06:56:50 pm »
Temperature finally above 0 degrees in Sweden. No problems at all any longer with pick slipping  :) Strange how much temperature and humidity affects this.

Gloves for your picking hand ? Now that's just prompted a further thought ! Rubber gloves. Thin enough for finger picking and super grippy for holding picks.

Might bulk buy 10k from Alibaba and sell as winter guitar pick gloves E19.99 a pair any colour you want as long as its Marigolds Yellow.  8)
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Re: Cold dry weather pick slips
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2018, 07:10:54 am »
I have tried these:

http://www.wid-music.com/products/the-pick-bag/

I'm really impressed. Super grip and feels really good. Pick never slips. You can hold on to the pick much looser which makes strumming sound really nice.
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