Do you have problems dropping your pick when you play?

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Do you have problems dropping your pick when you play?

Post by Guitarplayaz » February 16th, 2018, 10:28 am

Hey Guitar Noise,

I'm doing a school project and was wondering if you guys could answer a question for me- Does your guitar pick slip or do you lose grip on it when playing guitar?

Thank you for your time!

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Re: Do you have problems dropping your pick when you play?

Post by Alan Green » February 16th, 2018, 12:50 pm

Sometimes. I keep plenty of spares within reach
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Re: Do you have problems dropping your pick when you play?

Post by Musicus » February 24th, 2018, 1:56 pm

Yep, happens all the time. Lots of players have extras lined up on their gtrs, on mic stands, anywhere convenient using double-sided tape and other tricks.
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Re: Do you have problems dropping your pick when you play?

Post by olikiernan » April 4th, 2018, 8:37 am

Haha, yes this happens all the time - especially on stage when your hands are sweaty. Extra picks on your guitar stand, in your pocket or on a nearby amp is a good idea...or do a Jack White and deliberately bring one pick on stage and then if you lose it, panic and play the rest of the set with your fingers as punishment!
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Re: Do you have problems dropping your pick when you play?

Post by lefunk » April 28th, 2018, 2:45 am

Happens from time to time, but as I've played more and more over the years it's happened much less. Maybe once in every ten or 15 gigs I'll drop the pick. I always have spares close at hand, so if I can't see where it's landed immediately I grab another. I think this happens more often when you don't use the same type of plectrum every time you play. You can also get some picks with textured grips to help prevent slipping.
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