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  • Getting to know my own ‘golden pick’

    Posted by LC_SmithSoLong4Now on April 5, 2021 at 12:04 am

    So, I’ve been getting acquainted with this particular ‘golden pick’ for a couple of months. It, and a few other recent selections, has proven to be interesting. (For the initiated, yes… i geek out on switching them up.)

    I find that it helps me hang on because of the surface. Nothing fancy just some raised type and textured sections on the larger end. My journey continues, with micro wins sprinkled in for good measure.🤓

    LC_SmithSoLong4Now replied 3 years, 1 month ago 4 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Alfred

    Member
    April 5, 2021 at 8:01 am

    Nice!
    I have a selection of grippy picks too, from my adventures of just learning not to loose them mid strum. From a couple of folks on the old forums, I got turned on to Dava picks, which are awesome! they are a little slow to ship though.
    https://www.davapick.com/
    The rest I have are various Dunlop textured picks my LGS has in stock.

    • LC_SmithSoLong4Now

      Member
      April 5, 2021 at 12:09 pm

      Love Dava, yes! 🙂 Currently in my group of faves and it works quite well… if you look closely it’s shown in my profile photo. (It’s a lil’ greenish blue… or is it teal colored wonder pick.) To gold pick shown here is the ever popular Herco Gold (Herco Flex 50) pick.

  • David_Leo

    Member
    April 6, 2021 at 5:17 am

    I have fat fingers and jumbo thumbs so I use larger picks. To help hold on I use double sided tape. 🙂

    • LC_SmithSoLong4Now

      Member
      April 6, 2021 at 5:48 pm

      Great idea David. I’ve got slightly smaller fingers, but I’ve tried both larger and smaller picks for comparison. The smaller pick feels much better; however, larger styles (made of certain materials) aren’t bad.

      For example, I’ve tried larger, form fitting wooden picks that seem pretty good. (By ‘form fitting’ I mean a handy-dandy thumb indentation.) The wood texture and indent feels great. Another one FTW!

      I gravitate toward small picks, and those with a more tacky texture at the moment. I’ve moved away from smooth slippery styles.

      My next plectrum experiment will involve different shapes.

  • picker_paul

    Member
    April 6, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    What I have found to be really helpful in holding on to my picks while playing is a product named “Pickers Grip”. It’s not messy and doesn’t leave residue on my fingers. It’s easy to apply and lasts quite awhile. You can order it online from the guy who makes it. He sells picks too.

    • LC_SmithSoLong4Now

      Member
      April 6, 2021 at 6:18 pm

      Haven’t tried Picker’s Grip but, I’m adding that to my list. Someone else mentioned something called ‘gorilla snot’ — I guess it’s used by guitarists and drummers for improved grip.

    • LC_SmithSoLong4Now

      Member
      April 6, 2021 at 8:32 pm

      There’s another called Pick Honey… also good for grip trouble, from what I understand.

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