what pics does steve use

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what pics does steve use

#1 Post by G2the3 » Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:36 pm

it's been killing me and i just wana know b/c iono like it feels like when ever i try and go fast like my pick slows me down and i wana try and feel something new

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Re: what pics does steve use

#2 Post by brentm » Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:55 pm

G2the3 wrote:it's been killing me and i just wana know b/c iono like it feels like when ever i try and go fast like my pick slows me down and i wana try and feel something new
Steve Vai puts his pants on one leg at a time, but after that, he uses 1.0mm Heavy Steve Vai signature picks from Ibanez.

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#3 Post by RAR! » Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:57 am

Sounds like a technique issue, not a gear issue.

Quit looking for an cheap way out and hit the woodshed.

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Re: what pics does steve use

#4 Post by NOT!!! » Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:21 am

brentm wrote:
Steve Vai puts his pants on one leg at a time, but after that, he uses 1.0mm Heavy Steve Vai signature picks from Ibanez.

no, it´s 0.88mm

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#5 Post by Pom-Bear » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:37 am

Steve doesnt use 0.88

He uses Heavys

and as far as im concered

Heavys r classed as 1mm onwards

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#6 Post by NOT!!! » Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:04 am

Steve uses 0.88mm pics!!!


I also use 0.88mm (Dunlop Tortex green), and I know the diffrence between a 0.88mm and 1mm Pic, because it´s huge!

Joe Satriani is using 1mm pics, as written on them. And they are thicker than Steves.

So...it´s 0.88mm!

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#7 Post by brentm » Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:42 pm

NOT!!! wrote:Steve uses 0.88mm pics!!!


I also use 0.88mm (Dunlop Tortex green), and I know the diffrence between a 0.88mm and 1mm Pic, because it´s huge!

Joe Satriani is using 1mm pics, as written on them. And they are thicker than Steves.

So...it´s 0.88mm!
Sorry dude, but they're 1.0.

http://www.ibanez.com/accessories/spec.asp?m=124

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MP(Pink)
Heavy Thickness (1.0 mm)
Polyacetal

Straight from the bad horsie's mouth.

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#8 Post by NOT!!! » Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:23 am

umph...!

Somebody has to be mistaken...dunlop or Ibanez ;). Because they´re both the same!

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#9 Post by SPQR » Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:25 pm

G2the3 wrote:it's been killing me and i just wana know b/c iono like it feels like when ever i try and go fast like my pick slows me down and i wana try and feel something new
Dude really you could have a 10mm pick but at the end of the day if you have control in your playing, the pick should'nt be the issue man serouisly i understand where you are coming from i had the same problem then i realized i just needed to practice again and again until i had control, your slowing down not because of the pick, its because your right hand mite not be in synch with ur left or you aint got enough stamina in that hand??, Thats what i think anywayz


Also i would just like to add that D'Andrea picks are the same as the ibanez vai signiture ones
Rock on :guitar 8)

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#10 Post by acoates » Sat Jun 10, 2006 1:12 am

1mm should be fine for playing fast, though I have to admit I use two different types of Jim Dunlop 1mm picks and one is ever so slightly more pliable making it easier to play fast

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#11 Post by Pom-Bear » Sat Jun 10, 2006 8:44 am

well

heres a tip


Small Guaged Picks

Do not make u play faster they make u play more sloppy in my opinion

I used to use .73 dunlop tortex when i was first into Metallica then i moved to heavies because they bring the note out more and in my opinion is alot more comfortable and they last a hell of a lot longer compared to the .73s which i ended up chewing up when tapping or they just wore away completely or bend really stupidly

then i did something stupid by gettin a pick guage under .50

Now seriously they r so flexible its scary

So

In my opinion 1mm r the best

and apparently diff plectrum materials affects ur sound ??? (i dont kno about that one)

but im definately sure steve uses 1mm picks

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#12 Post by slash89 » Sat Jun 10, 2006 10:32 am

He uses 1 mm. I have just checked it myself with a digital measuring device, and it was like 0.998 mm, so I think it is safe to add up to 1 mm :) [/quote]

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lol

#13 Post by mayuka » Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:09 pm

lol, just go buy his signiture picks.

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#14 Post by GuitarStrings » Wed Jun 14, 2006 3:07 am

NOT!!! wrote:Steve uses 0.88mm pics!!!


I also use 0.88mm (Dunlop Tortex green), and I know the diffrence between a 0.88mm and 1mm Pic, because it´s huge!

Joe Satriani is using 1mm pics, as written on them. And they are thicker than Steves.

So...it´s 0.88mm!

LOL!

I like your determination man. :twisted:

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#15 Post by VintageVOX » Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:32 am

try dunlop jazz 3 picks
realy thick you cant even bend them, small, and always a big warm sound. but they dont sound that great on acoustics

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