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The Humble Plectrum
  01-May-08
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Deac K    Said...

Never realised there was so much to a pick, I gotta try some of them steel bad boys.

Can't wait for the next post!

01-May-08 03:31 PM


Ronnie Rhoads    Said...

Hey Rob, Picks are truly important to tone and playability. You however would sound good playing with an adobe shingle!! Love your playing!!

01-May-08 05:53 PM


croc with a k    Said...

Nice summary of what picks are all about! Love the one made out of a Finnish credit card :D

02-May-08 08:51 AM


dean0razorback0usa    Said...

i never knew there were so many different picks awsome vids i hope rob does more of these.

02-May-08 09:01 AM


Dave    Said...

Another great video Rob. I always seem to change between a 0.08 copper Hotlicks and 0.93 Dunlop Gator Grip depending on how I feel. You've inspired me I might try a steel one. Mybe the Satch one. Cheers Mate.

02-May-08 09:15 AM


Joe    Said...

That was a very useful video about the plectrum. I have noticed how different picks affect my tone too. You're awesome! (and so is the black hand :D)

02-May-08 09:26 AM


Rich    Said...

Very interesting and well done Chappers...keep 'em coming.

02-May-08 09:46 AM


J C    Said...

Very informative. Keep the reviews coming.

02-May-08 10:22 AM


Lemmedasker    Said...

Nice work as always Chappers, hope you get to make loads of review vids, that'd be jawsome... Had no idea that guitar picks had become a religion where you can choose your own god... hehe... mine's Dunlop USA Tortex 1.14m for maximum monkey shreading!! niah!

02-May-08 10:55 AM


AndyPfizzle    Said...

You are always fun to watch. Three cheers for Chappers.

02-May-08 11:12 AM


Adam Goodchild    Said...

cool vid, i have got about 7 diff pics, but i only use one! ill give the others a go see what it feels like, cheers chappers

02-May-08 11:40 AM


Jonny    Said...

Fantastic video. It's a good way to explain even the simplest things in guitar playing to mean so much.

Rob is awesome!

02-May-08 12:12 PM


Gurkan Erdemli    Said...

Great review Rob!!! Can't wait to see more!

02-May-08 12:20 PM


Jan Willem Chevalking    Said...

Thanks for the great video Rob! There's lots to learn for me here. I really like the way you do these video's. Thanks for the inspiration!

02-May-08 12:46 PM


Dan    Said...

You rock rob!

Informative vid too. I think I'm gonna give jazz III's a try...

02-May-08 01:42 PM


Bryce    Said...

Nice

02-May-08 01:51 PM


John [Pellit]    Said...

Excellent Rob, very good, I never knew there was so much thought in a pick. I choose the red Dunlop Jaz III's because of their sharp point - it's great for playing fast and they're very firm which is also great for shreddy solos :)

02-May-08 02:08 PM


Bert van Wijk    Said...

Ialways thoght picks were just nothing. Really useful, my credit card finally has a use!

02-May-08 02:36 PM


niche773    Said...

Great piece chappers very informative. I rotate between dunlop .96 picks and jazz three red or black picks. Sometimes i even use a dunlop stubby, im still trying to figure out which works best for me.

02-May-08 02:54 PM


Kaz    Said...

This was easily the most relevant video or commentary I've ever seen on how a pick can impact your playing. Very praise-worthy!

Go Chappers!

Useless detail: I use Dunlop Tortex .88mm (Neon green!)

02-May-08 05:25 PM


Jesse Spellman    Said...

Great video! Most informative piece I have ever seen pertaining to a highly overlooked key component to our playing...high five for that one and I hope you make a ton more!!

02-May-08 05:41 PM


Jesse Spellman    Said...

Great video! Most informative piece I have ever seen pertaining to a highly overlooked key component to our playing...high five for that one and I hope you make a ton more!!

02-May-08 05:42 PM


K R (jcm900dude on youtube)    Said...

A great and informative video! I use Jazz III plectra (the red ones) To me they just feel spot on.

02-May-08 06:10 PM


DEBBIE LEIGH DRIVER    Said...

oh another awesome and interesting video from mr Chappers! Great Stuff!! xxx ps did you come across the pick of density.... its mine! its mine! ;-) xx

03-May-08 02:29 AM


Jonathan Smith    Said...

Nice one Chappers - a great vid! Really good technical advice and clear demonstrations on techniques.

03-May-08 02:41 AM


Jörgen    Said...

Great video! You are an inspireing person Rob! Greetings from Sweden /J

03-May-08 03:18 AM


Rob Chappers    Said...

Holy cow!! Thanks everyone... I wasn't expecting that kind of response, I appreciate all the nice feedback :-)

03-May-08 07:27 AM


yoyodunno    Said...

Rob Chappers is tha masta!! Nice info, i've used a penny and its not bad lol. Good advice on the pick angles and stuff too. :D

03-May-08 11:35 AM


AdiSalisbury    Said...

Very informative, often completely forget about my picking hand!

Nice video Mr Chappers

03-May-08 03:15 PM


A # Sharp    Said...

Rob, another great vid. The credit card reminded me of my friend who used to use the plastic bit from the bag on a loaf of bread (actually saw them in a guitar shop once) I'm trying different ones at the moment including just fingers like Mark Knopfler.

15-May-08 05:07 PM


book_of_lies777    Said...

I use the green Dunlop Tortexes for electric, and the blue Tortexes for acoustic & bass

17-May-08 08:17 AM


book_of_lies777    Said...

I use the green Dunlop Tortexes for electric, and the blue Tortexes for acoustic & bass

17-May-08 08:17 AM


toxik2005    Said...

nice one rob, im glad you posted this video as most people overlook the plectrum!

all i have to say is.. Jim Dunlop Jazz III for the win!

peace

19-May-08 07:09 AM


Martin Petersen (DK)    Said...

Really an amazingly informative video from an amazing guitarist.

Sonicstate: We wan't more from this chap!

... and I've got to show this to my upcomming guitar "techie" too ;-)

Cheers

20-May-08 02:45 AM


chimpboyjay    Said...

Awesome video. But you still can't beat a M n' M.

27-May-08 04:50 PM


CountFeedback    Said...

Cool! but i think the Celluloid pick came before nylon. makes me think maybe it's time to try something new but mother of toilet seat Celluloid pearl looks so nice.

01-Jun-08 07:41 AM


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