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I make my own out of old gift cards with one of these.   http://a.tgcdn.net/images/products/zoom/e91b_diy_guitar_pick_punch.jpg

Tortex Sharp 1.14. Learned on them and still love them.

I've used my own made Stainless steel for one entire year (with a hardware mod allowing me to play Guitar Hero / RB songs with a real guitar (the wired pick)

 

http://s7.postimg.org/z868rjkp7/IMG_0109.jpg

After such amonth of plays, the pick doesn't show any signs of intensive usage.

 

The one on the left shows the unfinished one, on the right the Brushed & edges polished one (1mm thin).

Made from a Fender as a template.

 

For now i'm playing with the plastic "No name" .73

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I've used my own made Stainless steel for one entire year (with a hardware mod allowing me to play Guitar Hero / RB songs with a real guitar (the wired pick)

 

http://s7.postimg.org/z868rjkp7/IMG_0109.jpg

After such amonth of plays, the pick doesn't show any signs of intensive usage.

 

The one on the left shows the unfinished one, on the right the Brushed & edges polished one (1mm thin).

Made from a Fender as a template.

 

For now i'm playing with the plastic "No name" .73

http://s7.postimg.org/70eiar6a3/IMG_0110.jpg

 

Guitar Hero with a real guitar?  wut?

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I played eenie meenie miney moe and landed on fender heavy pick and never tried anything else.  I'm a noob but whats the difference or reason to use a thinner pick does it sound different?  Am I totally missing out on something all this time.  I just never bothered to get anything else because these have never chipped or broke or anything but I have lost a bunch somehow and am down to the last one.  Any tips?

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I switched from classical to electric, and a thumb pick seems to be the thing for me. Tried to get used to all sorts of normal picks with varying success but the thumbpick was an instant yes. It just sits much more comfortably in my hand and I can still pluck with my fingers every now and then. 

 

It has to be the plasticky sort of thing too, because they bend a little to adjust to your thumb (metal ones don't and feel awkward).

 

http://www.sweetwater.com/images/items/750/ThumbPickL5-large.jpg

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Several years ago, I had a right arm injury that prevented me from playing for a couple of years. When I was finally able to return to playing, I found that the nerve damage to my arm and wrist prevented me from holding picks well, so I moved to Herco thumb picks.

Then, I found this:

http://www.guitarworld.com/files/imagecache/featured-node/Screen%20Shot%202014-04-07%20at%201.54.17%20PM.png

It's a really elegant solution for anyone who might have physical difficulties with their pick hand. 

Here it is in action:

 

 


One thing it does allow is an effortless switch between fingerpicking and flatpicking.


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