Started by markj, January 02, 2022, 09:27:37 PM
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Quote from: Mikeymac on January 21, 2022, 04:01:26 PMMy picks arrived today! Thank you, Mark!They look great, and just the right thickness.I am doing some sanding on the playing edge to get it to the tone I'm looking for.
Quote from: mike in lytle on January 22, 2022, 02:56:12 PMMine arrived today as well!Great work. What a gift, gonna keep the envelope, note and picks in the case as provenance.
Quote from: markj on January 24, 2022, 04:06:49 PM <- Should be, "Got Picks?"
Quote from: mike in lytle on January 24, 2022, 07:20:23 PMThey aren't. Two are being played and I would like some opinions on "how" to sand them.
Quote from: Mikeymac on January 25, 2022, 01:40:58 PMYou can use either files or sandpaper. So far, I've used a "sanding pick" that came with some Snark picks I bought (each package of 12 Snark picks has a "pick file" in the package; see pic of the pick file below). Like a nail file, the pick file has a "shaping" (rougher grit) side and a "finishing" (finer grit) side to use. On the Forum VI picks, I started by rounding the tip a little, making it just slightly less pointy (which should give a rounder tone). Then I round the edge of the pick (which is pretty square as received) with the shaping side, and smooth it some with the finishing side. I'll probably also pull out some finder sandpaper in 600, 1500 and 2000 grit to really polish off the pick when I'm happy with the tone it produces. You can also use a microfiber cloth to polish the edges of the pick somewhat.It's a process ... you just have to be patient, take your time, and keep testing the pick on the strings to get the tone you're looking for. I'm not there yet - haven't had enough time to finish one to satisfaction (darn work - having a real job gets in the way of my hobbies!).Good luck!
Quote from: markj on February 17, 2022, 03:06:40 PMI still need to get Rockysdad his picks too. I have been isolating for the past 2 weeks after testing positive for COVID-19 on February 3rd.All better now with a Negative at home test today and a PCR follow-up tomorrow. I should be all clear to leave the house early next week.