Steel Pick on Tapewounds?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by naaily, Apr 15, 2014.


  1. naaily

    naaily

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    Hey guys,

    I was wondering if anyone could help with a small query I have? I recently ordered some fender heavy steel picks and a set of d'Addario Tapewound medium gauge nylons to use on my active Squier Deluxe IV.

    Firstly, how weird will this combo sound? (Bear in mind, I will rarely use the pick as I am mainly a finger player. And I am looking for a weird sound ;) ).

    Secondly, how badly will the steel pick mash up the nylon strings?

    Thanks!! :bassist:
  2. Oneirogenic

    Oneirogenic

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    I've used a stainless steel pick on D'Addario tapes because it was the only i could find. I was as light as possible with my attack because i was afraid of shredding them. The sound was quite nice and it only left some marks on the strings.
  3. rodl2005

    rodl2005

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    I use nylon picks often on tapewounds. Haven't noticed any problems. Dunno about steel picks but can't imagine they'd be that much different.
  4. SuperSubSonicRainboom

    SuperSubSonicRainboom

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    it will sound weird. probly hollowed out in a "weird graphic eq setting" sound and have funny slippery plunk attack. would be nice to flip to in a set to help distinguish some songs or parts of songs from the other songs and parts of songs. sounds like fun!
  5. naaily

    naaily

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    Hey guys. Thanks for the feedback. The strings arrived today and I have to say that they sound AMAZING with or without a pick!!!
  6. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

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