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Thread #145019   Message #3353158
Posted By: Will Fly
20-May-12 - 05:21 AM
Thread Name: Instruments: plectrums/picks
Subject: RE: Tech: plectrums/picks
Isn't it Brian May (of Queen) who used an old sixpence as a plectrum?

When I was playing in a soul band, I used a very heavy Stubby "2" pick on my Tele. It gave a great sound and had had plenty of power. Stubby "3" picks are even heavier - and probably wouldn't be far off a small coin in thickness.

But I would question the sound - and the extra probability of strings breaking - of metal hitting metal...