If you play guitar a lot, that you may face with a problem: How to choose a right guitar pick for your guitar.There are so many different styles and sizes of guitar picks, and of course so many material guitar picks,. Some picks works better on some guitar some don’t. So pick up a right guitar pick looks to be of great importance.
Material.As for material, some are made of nylon, some plastic, some metal. There’s really no limit to what kind of material can be used to make a guitar pick. The difference in material can drastically alter the feel and tone produced when using the pick. Plastic, There are various types of plastic that Guitar Picks are made of. This list shows them in the order of their stiffness. Celluloid, First plastic ever used, flammable.Nylon, Smooth and Slick surface, can be used for very thin picks, short life cycle 1- 2 months. Tortex / Delrex, Brand names for DuPont Delrin, easy to grip with sweaty fingers. Acetal Ultem, Highest stiffness of all plastics. Lexan Glossy, hard, wears out fast. Metal Stiff, produces brighter sounds than plastic but is hard on the strings and wears them out quickly. Stone, Harder than metal, and therefore can resonate the strings more completely.
Thickness. Well about the thinness of guitar pick, it is often a personal preference. Some player think thinner guitar pick will give more accuracy on the tone, other think it is hard to control thin guitar pick and the pick seems to bend easily. Range from 0.44 mm to 0.69 mm:Those picks are the thinnest of all. Because they are so thin you can easily bend them. However they are perfect for playing smooth jazz chords and laid back acoustic rhythm guitar. Range from 0.70 mm to 0.84 mm : Those are commonly used guitar picks. They can do very well playing rhythm guitar, acoustic or electric. Range from 0.85 mm to 1.13 mm, this kind of guitar pick is often used in rock music. they can make play great rhythm rock guitar. When you use a little distortion with your sound these picks will make the strings work harder to give you that nice clear rocky sound. 2.00 mm guitar pick is used? in heavy metal music . It will give you a solid sound when you need to go fast.
With those information of guitar pick, I think you will sure find out a right one for your guitar.
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