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The Hawk ToneBird 7 is my Pick of Destiny!

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For several months last year I was deeply submerged in the process of discovering the perfect guitar pick / plectrum for my needs. In my first report ’Choosing the Right Guitar Pick’ I detailed how I tried a vast array of different materials, textures, thicknesses and sizes (mostly Jim Dunlop varieties) - before concluding that the smaller ’Jazz III’ style picks were the ones that seemed to suit me the best.

 

Next I went deeper - very specifically within the Jazz...

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Zeroing in on the Pick of Destiny

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So this part of the tone quest journey is about to hit an hiatus. I have now tried over 150 picks of all different shapes and sizes, material and texture. I have most definitely decided that the smaller ’jazz’-style picks are the ones for me, and this is where my focus has been these last several weeks.

 

Those that have followed my blog posts will know that I acquired a number of ’Pick Packs’ along the way - a Dunlop Selection, Phillip McKnight Heavy Selection, ...

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Choosing the Right Guitar Pick

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I’ve already taken you through the considerations and steps for choosing an electric guitar and amp. Sometimes overlooked to a degree, but of some significance too is your choice of plectrum / pick. Not only does your pick have a great influence on your overall tone, it also totally informs and influences your playing style - in terms of how comfortable you find the grip, how easily you hold onto it, and how dynamically it allows you to play.

 

Getting back into guitar again, all ...

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