DOES SIZE MATTER ???

Discussion in 'The Tone Zone' started by Anand Mahangoe, Dec 7, 2021.

  1. Anand Mahangoe

    Anand Mahangoe Active Member

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    Hi Guys,
    Just going to drop this one here, TITLE says enough I guess :D:D:D:D:D:D

    Marshall Silver Jubilee used in all the clips (except the acoustics )

    Hope you will dig the tones ;)

     
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    Only if you are a Size Queen :lol:
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    loved that intro. what is that with the 2 speakers setting in front of you?
    subscribed to your channel as well as gave you a LIKE on youtube.
    :cheers:
     
  4. Anand Mahangoe

    Anand Mahangoe Active Member

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    That’s very kind of you man , really appreciated !

    Those are my studio monitors : Eve Audio SC305…… great sounding and natural feel to them….. something about the founders of Adam who split and founded Eve Audio…… very funny name choices
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    i'll have to look those up. they look very cool though. hope to see more videos in the near future
    and hope to read many more posts from you here.
     
  6. Anand Mahangoe

    Anand Mahangoe Active Member

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    Yes, the Eve Audio are really great and cool looking too :)

    looking forward posting and learning from this forum man….. that’s why I own now a Gibson ES335 and a Les Paul 1993 ‘Transitional’ Reissue R0.

    Will Do some videos on them soon !
     
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    fitz288 Well-Known Yinzer Gold Supporting Member

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    Good video, thanks for posting.
    You made me go pick shopping...
    I've used these for years because I think regular shape picks are too small.
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    I looked at some of your recommendations, but decided to try some of these.
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  8. Anand Mahangoe

    Anand Mahangoe Active Member

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    Thanks a lot man and really appreciated !
    Such small and cheap thing can make such huge difference in tone….. looking forward to that pick you have bought !
    Something interesting about them ? Haven’t seen those before
     
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    fitz288 Well-Known Yinzer Gold Supporting Member

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    I tend to experiment with stuff... :D
    In an attempt to get a grip, so to speak, I've drilled holes in pics.
    pickholes.jpg
    The one big hole (7/16") seems to work better than multiple little holes (1/8").
    So when I saw those Bog Street picks with a hole and a grippy texture, I decided to give them a try. :hmm:
    We shall see... :shrug:
     
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    To the OP: thx for the vid!

    Having dug the pick question during years, I personally tend to think that "shape", "thickness" and "materials" matter more than "size"...

    I obtain practically the same sound from big triangular Gibson picks (346 shape), heavy gauge, VS my favourite jazz III sized picks with beveled edges. Reason: the pointy side of such picks looks identical, with the same kind of "open angle", and they both have the same thickness of +/- 1mm.

    Now, if I use picks with the same thickness and shape, some are noticeably more clicky than others: it's due to the presence / absence of bevels and to... materials. Like in this vid:

    The clickiest pick that I have personally played is the thing pictured below, made of buffalo horn: it's really thick (something like 5mm) with a hole in the middle and, albeit it features nice smooth bevels, it tends to produce a clicky attack louder than the notes themselves.

    https://cosmomusic.ca/product_image...a6d4dcf0017400584/super_zoom.jpg?c=1604674464

    Of course, such results depend on our way to play so, YMMV. :)
     
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    Aha ! That could work actually to get more grip on the pick ! Tonewise your old picks did not change after drilling the holes ?
     
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    Oh wow , cool man , thanks for the link and Chirp video hahaha....such small things make huge differences.....will look around for sure for a pick with hole !!
     
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    fitz288 Well-Known Yinzer Gold Supporting Member

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    I noticed no tone change from the hole itself, but the large center hole draws your grip to the center of the pick.
    It's an adjustment to picking technique.
    One of the other reasons I like the big triangle pics is the variety of ways to grip and angles across the strings.
     
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    Well then looking forward trying on out when next time visiting the local store !
    Thanks and a good day !
     
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    I've done the Loyd Gilbert trick where you take any suitable pick, put it on a block of wood and strike a few holes in it with a bradle. He was Rick Parfitt's guitar tech and for obvious reasons, Rick needed extra grip. I'm not sure whether they did that before the introduction of Dunlop's Extra Grip thingies, but it works better. The nylon on the underside actually sticks in your thumb - try it, you'll know what I mean.

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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    playboy or Hustler? ;)
     
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    fitz288 Well-Known Yinzer Gold Supporting Member

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    im glad you caught the joke.
     
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