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greg1948

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Tbird Greg
Dec 31st, 2017 09:26 AM        

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.<br /> <br /> 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.



Charente

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Dec 31st, 2017 12:55 PM        

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.<br /> <br />



SonicBlue



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Dec 31st, 2017 02:22 PM        

Have you tried V-picks?



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Dec 31st, 2017 07:36 PM        

Another great option is to use a thumb pick. <br /> <br /> You don't have to pinch it to keep it in place.<br /> <br /> That eliminates most of the lateral stress on the joints of the index finger.<br /> <br /> Happy 2018, Greg!



greg1948

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Jan 1st, 2018 07:11 AM        

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.<br /> <br /> 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. <br /> <br /> And Happy New Year to all!



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