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  Guitar pick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A guitar pick is a type of plectrum designed for use on a guitar.
George Benson and Dave Mustaine, for example, hold the pick very stiffly between the thumb and index finger, locking the thumb joint and striking with the surface of the pick nearly parallel to the string, for a very positive, articulate, consistent tone.
Other guitarists have developed a technique known as circle picking, where the thumb joint is bent on the downstroke, and straightened on the upstroke, causing the tip of the pick to move in a circular pattern.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Guitar_pick   (1668 words)

 Signature Guitar Pick, Personalized Guitar Picks, Guitar Pick Collecting
Guitar pick collecting is becoming one of the fastest growing areas in the music memorabilia arena.
The first band guitar picks in fact were very plain with the band name in a block typewriter style print.
In fact, the art of collecting guitar picks has become so popular, that even drummers and singers of bands are having their own guitar picks made.
www.guitarpicks.com /content.asp?page_id=6   (510 words)

 Guitar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Archtop guitars were immediately adopted upon their release by both jazz and country musicians and have remained particularly popular in jazz music, usually using thicker strings (higher gauged round wound and flat wound) than acoustic guitars.
A "guitar pick" or "plectrum" is a small piece of hard material which is generally held between the thumb and first finger of the picking hand and is used to "pick" the strings.
The distinctive guitar sound of Billy Gibbons is attributed to using a quarter or peso as a pick.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Guitar   (7504 words)

 Picks and Stones~ Gemstone Guitar Picks
Picks and Stones' Gemstone Guitar Picks are simply the highest quality stone picks on the web!
Though they are rock hard, our picks are gentle on your strings and have a smoother attack and crisper tone than any nylon or plastic pick.
The edges are rounded, and the entire pick is polished to a smooth glossy finish that stays in your fingers.
www.picksandstones.com   (590 words)

 Guitar Picks - Buy or Purchase - Online
I have found that certain picks work better for certain situations, and some picks can actually be very helpful, if properly as a tool for proper practicing methods.
switching to the thinner pick, you may find that your picking hand in general, is now operating much smoother and faster.
Dunlop Manufacturing produces many different types and sizes of plectra (or picks as they are also named) to suit the varied preferences of today's musicians.
www.guitartabbooks.com /freelessons/picks.htm   (240 words)

 Vintage Guitar® magazine : Brand Pages
D’Andrea picks are highly polished and the Hercos usually have a dull sheen.
Then, there is a new pick on the market called “Dava.” Depending on where you hold the pick it functions as everything from thin to heavy.
As vintage guitars, amps and effects have become beyond the grasp of the everyday player and into the vaults and display cases of deep pocketed collectors, the humble pick satisfies the “collecting jones.” And at a mere pittance.
www.vguitar.com /brands/details.asp?ID=31   (2495 words)

 Guitar Pick Box - Pick Your Own - Guitar Accessories - Guitar Picks - Custom made   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Pick boxes are solid oak with all brass hardware.
Banjos, basses, mandolins, dobros, resonator guitars, and band logos can also be made for the top of the box.
The dimensions of the guitar pick box are approximately 4" by 2" by 1 5/8".
mywebpages.comcast.net /jwinela/pickbox.htm   (161 words)

 Guitar Picks, Custom Guitar Picks and Guitar Pick Accessories
Castro Valley, CA The F-1 guitar pick is designed to prevent the pick from slipping while in the midst of strumming.
It is the first time a pick has been a crucial part of my kit and has improved my sound and playing.
a real problem with this style of picking is that the short sharp strokes needed for it are not easy to produce with most picks.
www.bigrockeng.com   (1439 words)

 World's best handmade guitar picks, SURF PICK - Custom made from the amazing Lignum Vitae. Cool. The REAL Pick of ...
So the plastic picks I've been using really do detract from the tone this guitar is capable of.
I have to pick a little harder with the wood one than with the red one to have the same volume.
I feel like the LV picks make the strings vibrate as soon as they are touched, with no plastic pick clack sound.
surfpick.com   (6190 words)

 Guitar Picks and custom printed guitar picks by Pickfactory
Same material as the custom-printed picks, but raised text and logo gives you a better grip.
These picks are progressive sharpened, which means heavier gauge = sharper point.
Jewelry picks are made of.925 sterling silver (leather lace); key rings of metal.
www.pickfactory.com   (191 words)

 Picksaver - The Retracting Pick! - Also, guitar picks, pick holders, retracting guitar pick holders, guitars, basses, ...
Out of a need created over 10 years ago, John Newman began working on what he called the Pick Saver™ (©1994), a little holder with a band, a cord, and fastening elements, so he could crossover from spanish classical finger style (not requiring a pick) to a fast power chord style (requiring a pick).
John Newman has hit on a new method of guitar playing with his retracting pick that is certain to change the way people think about and play stringed instruments forever, most specifically guitar and bass guitar.
This piece is known for its reuseability from a loop on the end of the pickspring™ and a strap-through-loop set of pickstraps™ to clasp your favorite pick.
www.picksaver.com   (246 words)

 Guitar-pick charm bracelet
Directions: Lay the picks in a row on the cardstock.
Pick them up one at a time and put a small glob of E6000 glue at the top.
Place a jump ring so half of it is in the glue, and the other half is sticking out over the top of the pick.
www.azcentral.com /home/crafty/articles/0515craftyideas15.html   (549 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Acoustic Guitars Work"
The guitar is one of the most popular musical instruments in use today, and it spans a huge range of musical styles -- rock music, country music and flamenco music all use the same instrument to create wildly different sounds.
The guitar is an instrument that has been around since the 1500s, but it has undergone several big transformations during its history.
The development of the electric guitar is the most obvious recent mutation, and it had a huge effect on the popularity of the guitar.
entertainment.howstuffworks.com /guitar.htm   (317 words)

 How to Hold a Guitar Pick
Guitar Parts - a graphic depicting the major parts of a guitar.
Use the very tip of the pick when going after individual notes.
Less pick contact with the string equals less resistance.
www.daddydoodle.com /holdpick.html   (33 words)

 Picking Your Poison - Guitar Noise
I even tried thumb and finger picks for a while (and boy, try fitting a right-handed thumb pick on your left thumb if you’re ever in the mood for a bit of discomfort…), but I would inevitably return to using my bare hand.
I really feel that because so much emphasis on teaching the guitar these days (and let’s be fair, those days too) is on the neck end of the instrument, that a lot of the subtleties of playing the guitar are lost.
One of the strange things about finger picking is that even though most people start out with the same basics, much as we just did, they tend to end up with very personal styles.
www.guitarnoise.com /article.php?id=15   (2230 words)

 Guitar Pick Wear- Guitar Pick Necklace FAQ Page
The picks themselves are plastic, but I use sterling silver wire and leather with glass beads.
The picks featured in the Guitar Pick Gallery are not for sale- those are custom items created for clients.
It is better to wrap it up in a scrap of paper, then tape the wrapped pick to a card or letter inside the envelope.
www.guitarpickwear.com /faq.shtml   (668 words)

 PickWorld - custom printed guitar picks
We have been in guitar pick manufacturing for a decade now and have been offering custom imprinted guitar picks for the past several years.
All our picks are made in house by us - not imported from overseas.
Not only providing custom printed guitar picks, but also our exclusive line of pre-printed picks which are available in displays and refill packs.
www.pickworld.com   (220 words)

 The guitar pick in a class by itself!
The Stylus Pick is the only guitar pick that's part of an overall method which teaches you to pick faster using any pick, for any style!
accomplished guitarists will agree that maximum alternate picking speed is achieved when playing from the very tip of the pick, to no more than the first.125" (about 1/8").The closer to the tip you play, the less resistance there is against the string; and the less energy it takes to move the pick across the string.
The STYLUS PICK method was designed to help correct the natural tendency to "dig down" with the pick in order to avoid missing the strings.
www.styluspick.com /guitarpickalta.htm   (532 words)

 HARMONICS (Guitar News Weekly #100, July 24, 2000 - (c) GuitarSite.com)
A harmonic is basically a flutelike tone that comes from the guitar by touching the string at or near the node.
When you play an Artificial Harmonic, you're basically plucking the note, except there is a thin piece of plastic protruding from your thumb and index finger, which is the guitar pick.
Just imagine you are going to pluck and pick the note at the same time.
www.guitarsite.com /newsletters/000724/12.shtml   (576 words)

 Santa Cruz Light Wells : Welcome to Santa Cruz Light Wells
This design feature allows the tip to absorb a large percentage of string shock while playing, and the result is an ergonomic kick that helps propel the arm for the next strike.
The Light Pick™ has a replaceable tip that is responsive while increasing one's accuracy, harmonics, timbre, and timing.
The Light Pick™ is contoured to the thumb and index finger so the player has an ergonomic hold on the pick for hours of playing.
www.sclw.net /lightpicks   (205 words)

 Brass Guitar Picks
These metal guitar picks are designed for the
these picks, give yourself about a month to adapt.
Remember, if it isn't a DR pick, it isn't the original.
www.drguitarpicks.com /brass.html   (71 words)

 Guitar Afire: Light Pick - Gizmodo
LEDs are so small that now they can even fit into a guitar pick, and Santa Cruz Light Wells (SCLW) has placed a group of eight of them on the Light Pick, which is powered by a tiny watch battery and also functions as a metronome.
Only problem is, the Light Pick's $60 price is enough money to buy hundreds of conventional guitar picks.
My favorite effect was always just a plain cord plugged into a tube amp with a guitar that was in tune.
gizmodo.com /gadgets/gadgets/guitar-afire-light-pick-182347.php   (379 words)

 Butterfly Picks - Compressible Guitar Picks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Butterfly Pick concept allows a more comfortable and relaxed grip than YOUR pick does.
The Butterfly Pick design is three-dimensional: it allows the fingers to grip the pick in more effective ways than the stone-hands-squeeze-me-till-I-scream pinch grip.
Not since the early 1920's has the guitar player had a new tool available to improve guitar performance by meaningful pick design.
www.butterflypicks.com /home.html   (196 words)

 The Wirething Guitar Pick   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
If you dig metal picks, or heavy gauge plastic picks, then this pick just might be for you.
It has a cleaner attack than heavy plastic picks, and isn't as rough on your strings as flat metal picks.
If you order a pick direct from the wirething.com online store, you'll have 30 days to return it if you don't like it!
www.wirething.com   (154 words)

 Stylus Pick is the most effective speed-picking method ever developed.
Stylus Pick is the most effective speed-picking method ever developed.
You won't find a lot of fluff here, just the information you're looking for: Like how to improve your high-speed picking technique like never before, how the Stylus Pick works, how much it costs, and how to get it.
When you receive your STYLUS PICK Kit, you'll be set for the best $10.00 guitar lesson you'll ever take.
www.styluspick.com   (262 words)

 Guitar Pick Wear - Home of the ORIGINAL Guitar Pick Necklace & Jewelry!
Guitar Pick Wear - Home of the ORIGINAL Guitar Pick Necklace & Jewelry!
Email us your guitar pick preference, quantity, and deadline time.
Rick Springfield wearing his GPW guitar pick necklace
www.guitarpickwear.com   (211 words)

 Amazon.com: Wedgie Rubber Guitar Pick, 3.1MM Soft: Musical Instruments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The special elastomer material nearly eliminates pick noise, leaving you with clean warm tones.
This pick sounds like your fingers, yet plays like a pick.
These picks provide the sound and feel that felt picks could never reach.
www.amazon.com /Wedgie-Rubber-Guitar-Pick-3-1MM/dp/B0002Z2D0I   (463 words)

 D & D Guitar Picks
Unlike most guitar pick companies, we offer any color of guitar picks in any gauge.
Your personalized guitar picks will be done with great care and shipped out within three days
We don't just do guitar picks, we also specialize in custom key chains, polish cloths to put an outstanding shine on your guitar, gig bags to hold your picks/cables/drum sticks/tuners/or anything you feel like putting in it, and great looking DandD T-shirts to show that you use the best picks out there.
www.ddguitarpicks.com   (151 words)

 eBay Store - JC's Guitars: Guitar Pick Ups, Guitar Necks, Hardware   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Fender® Licensed Strat® MAPLE Guitar Neck COMPOUND RADI
Fender Guitar Shirt "PIN STRIPE SPADE" L size strat
Fender Guitar Shirt "PIN STRIPE SPADE" size MED.
stores.ebay.com /JCs-Guitars   (296 words)

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