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04-19-2014, 05:40 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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And I thought all picks were the same.

04-19-2014, 05:52 PM #2
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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13.gif Ah, no thanks.
04-19-2014, 07:47 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:43,366 Threads:1,483 Joined:Feb 2011
JR gave me one of these as a courting gift. 37.gif The purple one.

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04-19-2014, 08:11 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,574 Threads:1,444 Joined:Feb 2011
I always favored Clayton Acetal Polymer Small Teardrop Guitar Picks .63 mm

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Very versatile picks, not too thick or thin and last forever compared to those crappy tortoise shell polymer pics.

Strings are everything as well. The first thing you should do with a new electric guitar is restring it.

I'd recommend a light gauge set to begin with.

D'Addario XL's are what I'd recommend very light playable strings, and comfortable on the fingers.

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All guitarists have their own thing, picks and strings, but if I was starting off, that's what I'd recommend.

Furthermore you can pick up killer deals on good beginners guitars here:

http://www.rondomusic.com/electricguitar.html

I'd recommend something like this Gibson Les Paul copy Hadean EG-532 BR

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You can coax all kinds of Zeppelinesque sounds out of this versatile design, jazz, folk, or stick it on a Marshall stack until your ears bleed, then rip off the knobs metal.

It's got a set neck so you'll have great sustain, and it's a slightly smaller scale than Fender type guitars, and that translates into easier playability, especially if you're just starting out.

If you spend much less than this on a guitar, it's a real crap shoot. You start to get into real headaches like tuning problems, bad wiring, dubious materials and fretwork.

You really want decent frets, on cheaper models they can have pits and sharp areas in the metal that will break your strings. Not worth it.

So that's the way I would go, or something similar.
Just the advice I wished I'd been given from the start, as I began with a piece of second hand Japanese crap from the 60's
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It came with the equivalent of piano wires on it.
I recall thinking, how the heck was Tony Iommi and Jimmy Page bending those strings like that lol.gif

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