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16 hours ago, rct said:

No explanation needed.

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rct

Rock Stars don't need to explain.

But Lucy does.

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I know tone chasers who have spent 20k+ on guitars, amps, pedals, speakers etc. and then use something like this to make picks. Yep, they are still chasing tone and still spending plenty. 

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57 minutes ago, merciful-evans said:

I know tone chasers who have spent 20k+ on guitars, amps, pedals, speakers etc. and then use something like this to make picks. Yep, they are still chasing tone and still spending plenty. 

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You loaned my your BC Pick. Love them. And like I said people will think nothing about dropping 3k on a J-45 or more for whatever a banner model is, and about $30 for Thomastick Infeld Strings, but $35 for a  really good pick oh my lord.

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I agree, the cost of $35 pick pales compares to other upgrade options.  Most other upgrades are attached to the guitar though, or big enough where I'm not likely to lose them.   

I did ask for a set of 5 of the BC's for father's day...  so I wont fret about losing the first few anyways.

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3 minutes ago, uncle fester said:

I agree, the cost of $35 pick pales compares to other upgrade options.  Most other upgrades are attached to the guitar though, or big enough where I'm not likely to lose them.   

I did ask for a set of 5 of the BC's for father's day...  so I wont fret about losing the first few anyways.

If you get them you will take care of them and keep track of them. I own 2 now. Just don't take them out of the house. Now the clear acrylic ones from V-Picks. Drop one on the floor and spend 10 mins looking for it. But those are only $5.

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2 hours ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

If you get them you will take care of them and keep track of them. I own 2 now. Just don't take them out of the house. Now the clear acrylic ones from V-Picks. Drop one on the floor and spend 10 mins looking for it. But those are only $5.

Gotta have one in my pocket at all times.  the cruxt of my issues. 

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is this a good time to bring up thumb picks?    no?  ok,, never mind then..

 

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7 minutes ago, kidblast said:

is this a good time to bring up thumb picks?    no?  ok,, never mind then..

 

I have a few. They kick my a-ss.

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3 hours ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

I have a few. They kick my a-ss.

I had to find the right ones,   the less "pick" that is visible, the better.

Fred Kelly Slick Picks (light) seem to work pretty good for me, the Pro Pick (small one) works great.  totally adjustable.  I'm finding it very useful.

this one: https://pro-pik.com/collections/thumbpicks/products/propik®-metal-plastic-thumbpick

those Dunlops jobbies are just horrible for me, I think I could chop ice with those babies.

 

 

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When I began learning fingerstyle I used a thumbpick from day one.

But most of my acoustic work these days is on nylon strung guitars so I seldom use them anymore.

 

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15 minutes ago, merciful-evans said:

 

When I began learning fingerstyle I used a thumbpick from day one.

But most of my acoustic work these days is on nylon strung guitars so I seldom use them anymore.

 

I want a nylon string guitar.

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14 hours ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

I want a nylon string guitar.

yes you do,  every guitarist (IMHO) should have one.  

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31 minutes ago, kidblast said:

yes you do,  every guitarist (IMHO) should have one.  

A nylon string guitar is far down the list of wants.  What do you feel it brings to the table that everyone should have one?

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22 minutes ago, uncle fester said:

A nylon string guitar is far down the list of wants.  What do you feel it brings to the table that everyone should have one?

It is another flavor. Listen to  this guy he's pretty good. I was in the second row when I saw him.

 

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like Sarge says, different animal entirely.  if you've never played one, you won't get it till you to.

It's not even played or approached the same way,  otherwise, ya aint doin it right.

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55 minutes ago, kidblast said:

like Sarge says, different animal entirely.  if you've never played one, you won't get it till you to.

It's not even played or approached the same way,  otherwise, ya aint doin it right.

Segovia could make a classical guitar his be-i-itch.

He rocked some killer power chords on Suite in D minor.

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1 minute ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

Segovia could make a classical guitar his be-i-itch.

google Sharon Isbin

 

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9 minutes ago, kidblast said:

google Sharon Isbin

 

She is better looking than Segovia.

She good.

I'm proud of myself when I can use 2 fingers on my picking hand. 3 and I fumble.

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24 minutes ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

She is better looking than Segovia.

She good.

I'm proud of myself when I can use 2 fingers on my picking hand. 3 and I fumble.

she's VERY good and yes, she is gorgeous.

I went to see Julian Bream a few years ago, when he was still touring the US.    That guy was amazing.  I have to say, I've never seen anything like  that before.   It took me about a week to find the top of my head.   When he did his last encore (I think he did 3)  I am not ashamed to say I was in tears.

 

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I saw Carlos Montoya in Chicago around 79.  It was truly amazing how many notes could come out of one man at one time. Nylon strings and not a pick in sight!

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4 minutes ago, merciful-evans said:

This is the better of my nylon pieces from 2017.

 

Nice. 

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Rudi,   That was beautiful.  I can't think of a more appropriate single word to describe it.  A perfect example of how music can lift our souls.  True artistry.   Thanks!  Jim

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