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Thicker picks (tend to) remain in contact with the string longer. The impulse provided to the string is of longer duration. A longer duration pulse imparts more lower frequency and less higher frequency content. Imagine the thick pick, at an angle, coming in to hit the string. It strikes the string, which starts to move along with the pick, but the pick ...


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The scientific objective side of the answer has been thoroughly explored, so I'll keep my answer on the touchy-feely subjective side 😊 We've established a thicker plectrum (yes, it's actually the right term) is proportionally more rigid and tranfers energy more efficiently. It also has more mass, and depending on your picking speed (160 bpm sextuplets, ...


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You mentioned QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, FOO FIGHTERS, VAN HALEN. Well all I can do is give you my perspective based upon your question. We all want to sound either 'like' our guitar heroes or at least reach the 'standard' and sound as 'good' as our idols. Nothing wrong with that at all it means you know where you intend to aim, good call. What I want to ...



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