"I think I have an acoustic guitar with a wavy American flag on the top. My wife bought it for me for Christmas 3 or 4 years ago. A Home Shopping Network Randy Jackson special. Looks cool, sounds awful. Maybe new strings and a…"
"This is one of the few aspects of guitar playing I have not actually done any personal or practical research in. Well, almost none. Started off with the tortoise shell type picks when I first started off, many, many, many moons…"
"'m more a strummer than a finger-picker myself. For a long time, the Dunlop nylon picks that Robert mentions were my go-to pick (usually in .88 mm thickness) I prefer a thicker pick; to my ear, there's too much 'pick noise' with…"
"+ 1 Martin. Picks make a huge difference to tone. My favorite on my current guitar is the cheapest plastic Clayton pick you can get. With quite a blunt end. I take out the expensive tortoise shell one, strum a few chords, and am underwhelmed.…"
"Robert, that's not a pick, that's a coaster!!!
I'm a strummer and have used Dunlop nylon picks for close to 40 years. The .73mm are my go to but I do have an assortment of thicknesses.
Dave, if you thought a pick made a difference,…"
"When I used to use flat picks, it was always Dunlop Nylon. I have various thickness; which i used depended on the requirements of the tune. When i was trying to play Al Di Meola, i used a semi-precious stone pick.
Pick on Betta egg nest
I do have 1…"
I've never given much thought to picks, I normally finger pick (no nails) or strum with my fingers (I have a hard time holding a pick steady). Until I started strumming with this unmarked "tortoise shell" pick that I got with some guitar. I was strumming the Yamaha FG-300 (sorry, not a Seagull). It sounds so full! I tried other picks and was amazed at the differences! But none of them sounded as good! Even ones that seemed to be the same thickness. Different materials/thicknesses sounded…See More
"I find my stringed friends to be just as frustrating as my female one. The difference is I can sell or trade the stringed ones. No wait, she's more confusing. At least with music there's logic and reason. And lots…"
"I think we've finally gotten to the point I don't need to run the humidifier. I haven't run it in almost a week. Humidity was 44-47% downstairs over the weekend.
I do sprinkle a little anti-bacterial treatment into the…"