The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #43755   Message #640609
Posted By: Finn McCool
02-Feb-02 - 11:00 AM
Thread Name: Pick Replacement, Brand, Type
Subject: Pick Replacement, Brand, Type
Hi, Catters!

The other day I was practicing some fairly intricate flatpicking and I was having a very rough time, missing just about everything I tried, pick felt glued to the strings and would not move the way I wanted it to. It turns out that the pick I grabbed out of the guitar case was slightly, not very, but slightly worn. Tried the same runs with a newer flatpick and I was back in business.

How long do you all keep using a flatpick before tossing it? Does anyone insist on playing only with a brand new pick every time? Also, what brands of picks do you use? Is there anyone who does *not* use Tortex picks? Favorite pick shapes? Other flatpick wisdom?