Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Fender Small Heavy Guitar Pick,anybody?

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    2,802

    Default Fender Small Heavy Guitar Pick,anybody?

    Anybody use these?

  2. #2
    Registered User Jason Kessler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    587

    Default Re: Fender Small Heavy Guitar Pick,anybody?

    I have a few in the pick box, and frequently use them. Definite cintenders.

  3. #3
    jbmando RIP HK Jim Broyles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Posts
    4,314

    Default Re: Fender Small Heavy Guitar Pick,anybody?

    What do you mean by small? Standard 351 shape, or something smaller, like a jazz pick?
    "I thought I knew a lot about music. Then you start digging and the deeper you go, the more there is."~John Mellencamp

    "Theory only seems like rocket science when you don't know it. Once you understand it, it's more like plumbing!"~John McGann

    "IT'S T-R-E-M-O-L-O, dangit!!"~Me

  4. #4
    coprolite mandroid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Outer Spiral Arm, of Galaxy
    Posts
    12,447

    Default Re: Fender Small Heavy Guitar Pick,anybody?

    Those are more pointed , tear drop shaped, but darn hard to hold onto,

    try sharpening the point on something bigger like common 351's with some fingernail files .

    you can always hold it closer to the point.
    writing about music
    is like dancing,
    about architecture

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    2,802

    Default Re: Fender Small Heavy Guitar Pick,anybody?

    [QUOTE=mandroid;626223]Those are more pointed , tear drop shaped, but darn hard to hold onto,
    /QUOTE]


    This is the problem I am having with it. I like the tone it projects on my MF5 but it is hard to handle. According MM in her Complete Mandolin Method it is recomened as a best.

  6. #6
    coprolite mandroid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Outer Spiral Arm, of Galaxy
    Posts
    12,447

    Default Re: Fender Small Heavy Guitar Pick,anybody?

    it's Best for Her, ... she has smaller hands , most likely , so that size works for her hands
    ... and it is her book .

    I have some little jazz picks , just too small to play for long (dunlop lexan stubbys and fender too)

    there were long double ended picks that classical mandolin players favored early in the last century.

    file a sharp point on something you can hold onto ,
    maybe find one of the little ones for a pattern ,
    and file a sharp point to match, on a thick guitar pick , if faking it is not your style.

    my picks get oily from my hand's skin, and slippery, so I wash them both with soap and water.
    writing about music
    is like dancing,
    about architecture

  7. #7
    Professional Dreamer journeybear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Key West
    Posts
    9,605
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Fender Small Heavy Guitar Pick,anybody?

    You don't mean those small oval picks with sharp points, do you? The ones that are always sitting in the drawers at music shops next to the guitar picks, because no one ever buys them? I vaguely recall those ... back in the long ago days 40 years ago when I was just starting out. Nobody knew anything about mandolins, and that's what those were sold as, and I didn't know any better. But using them, well, I just couldn't find anything to hold onto.

    Nowadays, I use Dunlop, the heavier the better - and I do mean 1.5mm - 2mm - and I would probably be open to using any brand that came that thick. Even 1mm Fender extra heavy picks are a little flimsy for me, but will do. I like the firmness. I feel like it gives me a good instantaneous response. There was a time I was using - geez, I forget, but they were a bit bigger and had an eagle on them like the Harley logo, and the texture was a little rough so they never slipped. Well, I guess they slipped a little, because they're all gone now ... ... I had a pick once that had a dent on each side for my fingertips, that was nice. Hadco, maybe? The business end was about a medium to heavy, though.

    I think the important thing is being able to hold onto the pick, and the old style mandolin picks were much too small for that. I would suggest filing down the business end to a point if that's what you like. I never did understand the Grisman picks - I like the triangular shape, but the rounded corners don't work for me. They remind me of what one of my picks looks like after I've used it a lot.
    But that's just my opinion. I could be wrong. - Dennis Miller

    Furthering Mandolin Consciousness

    Blues Mando Social Group
    Gibson Mandolins Social Group
    North Florida Mandolin Players Social Group

    The big blowhard in his conch shell blowing championship form

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •