FDP Home Page / FDP Forum / FAQ's

The FDP is made possible by the following companies and individual members like you.
Please use the links below to show them we value their sponsorship.

WD Music

Musician's Friend

Amazon

Guitar Center

Apex Tube Matching

Antique Electronics Supply

MOD KITS DIY

Amplified Parts

Yellowjackets Tube Converters

Sweetwater

Jensen Loudspeakers


* God bless America and our men and women in uniform *

* Illegitimi non carborundum! *

If you benefit and learn from the FDP and enjoy our site, please help support us and become a Contributing Member or make a Donation today! The FDP counts on YOU to help keep the site going with an annual contribution. It's quick and easy with PayPal. Please do it TODAY!

Chris Greene, Host & Founder

LOST YOUR PASSWORD?

......................................................................

   
FDP Jam
Calendar
Find musicians
in your area!
  Search the Forums  

FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / Yet another concession to age

greg1948
Contributing Member
********

Vero Beach FL

Tbird Greg
Dec 31st, 2017 09:26 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've played with heavy gauge picks for years and lately jazz picks. I like the crisp articulate sound the produce. In the last couple years, the knuckles in my right index finger have occasionally been sore after extensive playing. Now, I'm playing even more and they are hurting almost all the time. So, I've decided to use mediums to take some of the pressure off. Even while I'm playing, I feel less tenderness, and afterwards, little or no pain.

One other reason I liked heavy picks vs mediums is that when I feel that I have to "dig in", the medium feels like a limp noodle. Now, I'll just turn the volume up and let the amp do the heavy lifting.

(This message was last edited by greg1948 at 12:37 PM, Dec 31st, 2017)

Charente
Contributing Member
****

France

Dec 31st, 2017 12:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Watched a Utube vid a while back where Bonamassa suggested using heavy picks but with a light touch and as you say let the amp do the heavy lifting.



SonicBlue

Sunbury-on-Thames

Dec 31st, 2017 02:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Have you tried V-picks?

V-picks

Peegoo
Contributing Member
**********
**********
******

Curled up

in the fecal position
Dec 31st, 2017 07:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Another great option is to use a thumb pick.

You don't have to pinch it to keep it in place.

That eliminates most of the lateral stress on the joints of the index finger.

Happy 2018, Greg!

greg1948
Contributing Member
********

Vero Beach FL

Tbird Greg
Jan 1st, 2018 07:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have tried V picks and do like them. Thing is, the way I lose stuff, at $4 a pop for each pick, I'd go broke.

I've also tried various thumb pick like the Herco and Kelly Bumble Bee just to take the pressure off the index finger. But I don't feel like I play as accurately with them.

And Happy New Year to all!

FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / Yet another concession to age




Reply to this Topic
Display my email address             Lost your password?
Your Message:
Link Address (URL):
Link Title:




Moderators: Chris Greene  Iron Man  reverendrob  

FDP, LLC Privacy Policy: Your real name, username, and email
are held in confidence and not disclosed to any third parties, sold, or
used for anything other than FDP Forum registration unless you specifically authorize disclosure.

Furtkamp.com 
Internet Application Development

Copyright © 1999-2018 Fender Discussion Page, LLC   All Rights Reserved