My 37-Year Journey To Find The Right Pick - Ask Zac 115

April 17, 2020

The pick is how many of us strike the string and create a sound with the guitar. Like most of you, I have been on a pick journey for many years, and I must say an enjoyable one, as most picks cost a dollar or less. The pick we choose makes a huge difference in our tone, and also changes the way we feel and experience the guitar. Today I walk through the various picks that I have used over my 37-years of playing the guitar. What made each one good, but also why I moved on. I end on my favorite pick, a celluloid Medium-Heavy pick made by one of the original pick makers, D'Andrea.

Gear Used:

1957 Fender Esquire with an added vintage neck pickup. Restoration and aging on the body by Dan "Danocaster" Strain. Rewind of bridge pickup by Ron Ellis.

Strings: D'Addario NYXL 10-46 Amazon affiliate link

Pick: D'Andrea Medium-Heavy

Amp:1964 Vox AC10

Effects used: MXR M300 Reverb on the Spring setting

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