A Conversation for Electric Guitars

plectrum or fingernails?

Post 1

jennyfurr

Hey

Plectrum or fingernails?
Or some other bizzarre object perhaps?

jennyfurr xxxsmiley - erm


plectrum or fingernails?

Post 2

DaveBlackeye

Plectrum. But when you're at a party or someone's house drunk late at night, and someone chucks a guitar in your direction, you seem to be able to use anything. Usually 2p coins.

Actually scrub that, after a few smiley - ale my playing would be just as good using a dinner plate.


plectrum or fingernails?

Post 3

Tonsil Revenge (PG)

I played with very heavy picks for almost twenty years, including coins, buttons and Dunlop 2.0mms. I grooved a lot of frets.
Just recently, after an online conversation with Kevin Eubanks, I've been avoiding the picks and learning to use my fingers.
It allows a bit more of a piano approach.
I do not use my fingernails as I keep them short.
Chet Atkins used his fingernails and he had to take very good care of them, including wearing gloves and using a clear nail varnish to keep them strong, particularly in cold weather.


plectrum or fingernails?

Post 4

Eilavamp666

I use my fingers, i have a couple of picks but i dont use them much, i just give them to my friends if they come over and we all play (albeit not very good..) \m/smiley - biggrin\m/


plectrum or fingernails?

Post 5

threepercenter

Dunlop 1mm (the black ones). After trying loads of guages these are the ones I've settled with. Nice grippy bit on them too for when you're flailing around


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