Some thoughts about picks, alternate picking and Paul Gilbert

4 thoughts on “Some thoughts about picks, alternate picking and Paul Gilbert”

  1. I agree with you 100%! Thanks for the well-written piece on using these picks. I too, once used very stiff picks (Dunlop Delrin 1.5mm). At first, I too was skeptical, but the Orange Tortex truly feels like an organic extension to my hand. If it makes any sense, it is actually more fun to play now that I use this pick!

  2. Nice article! I play metal and clean tones as well, been playing with 1.5 Acryllic (started from Dunlop Bug Stubby 3.0), after watching Paul Gilbert and some others decided to give it a try, bought yellow ones (0.73), almost the same, clean tone and sweeping are so awesome, but it lacks in heavy rhytm. Gonna experimenting more. Just want to nottice Paul didn`t only play with the very tip but also demonstrated much bigger movement to get a more powerful sound. Have no idea how he did it. When I`m trying to make fast riffs even just with the tip it flips toom mucg and the tone is weak and dull.

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