Friday, 15 March 2013
Plectra I currently use
Inspired by another blogger talking about plectrum choice I'm going to bore you all rigid. (However some while back a post call Let's Talk Plectrums... (yes I know the plural should be plectra) was one of the top read posts on this blog - hello you sad people! :-)
Anyway currently I use Dunlop Tortex picks – normally the just the standard ones but I did buy some of the III ones based on the shape of Dunlop's line of jazz picks and I did like them… I also have bought and use some from a UK company called Stone Deaf – they were good value if not as good quality as the Dunlop ones.
Now different horses for difference courses - or different plectra for different guitars (doesn't rhyme that so won't catch on in the same way).
On 6 string acoustic my favoured thickness is now the orange ones at 0.6mm thick – I did use 0.5mm for a while but beefed up a while back and currently seem settled with them.
On 12 string acoustic I use the yellow ones 0.73mm - I just feel the need for something a little more sturdy to get some power into the double courses, also the less give makes for a more definite pick of both strings when playing arpeggio or solo lines - well that is what I "feel" anyhow.
On electric and bass (which I use fingers or pick for depending on the sound I want) I use the green 0.88mm – rarely the blue 1.0mm – if only playing riffage but my style is normally mixed riffs, chordal strumming, etc. so prefer the slightly lighter 0.88mm ones.
I really can bore for England on this topic... if you've got this far my congratulations to you and hello fellow guitar nerd!