Any hard core, soft jacket , human finger tip, mimicking pick

Discussion in 'Accessories [BG]' started by Mustafa Umut Sa, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Mustafa Umut Sa

    Mustafa Umut Sa

    Oct 20, 2007
    I made a short experiment with wegen thickest manouche guitar picks on fretless and I did not like the thick hard pick idea.

    Sound was not natural and mellow but direct and ugly.

    I thought there must be a pick hard core like bone of the finger tip and soft jacket as the muscle and skin.

    Do you know that kind of pick , may be jazz pick coated with 2mm silicone or softest nylon ?

    Mustafa Umut Sarac
  2. Why not just use your fingers? Either way, you can get picks made of leather, they may be the closest to what you're looking for
  3. OldBassman

    OldBassman Gold Supporting Member

    Try a felt pick...
  4. Mustafa Umut Sa

    Mustafa Umut Sa

    Oct 20, 2007
    Wonderful ideas ! I think hardcore and felt or leather jacket or together would make excellent picks. I think ebony or thick plastic picks are tourist traps for bass guitar.

    By the way , lets talk about tortex picks , which thickness would be similar to felt , leather or finger tip ?
    I think there is fbi , bullet wound experiment gels which were exactly the same of the muscles . Anyone knows its density or muscle density.

    Loud thinking , there must be 3 gels or plastic layers jacket for thicker bone hardcore.

    First , for muscle
    Second for oil
    Third for blood
    And last the leather
    And finally wool coat lets say felt

    I think this can be printed by 6 nozzle 3d printer or can materials be matched with density.

    Last idea is GELATIN picks.
  5. Roland GR 88

    Roland GR 88 Commercial User

    Sep 16, 2013
    Ontario Canada
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  6. Mustafa Umut Sa

    Mustafa Umut Sa

    Oct 20, 2007
    Hello , I looked to polygel technology and it looks ordinary polycarbonate. Polycarbonate only gets my attention while it is foam form not solid. Foam polycarbonate is matches with wood internal voids and sounds like wood in acoustic guitar soundboard.

    I say gelatin is too much different from poly gel. poly gel is organic but made from petroleum but gelatin is made from bones.

    I think I can go to a butcher and buy bone and muscle fresh and go to the studio and finish the record and throw the remaining to a dog.
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  7. Luckydog


    Dec 25, 1999
    I absolutely HATE playing with a pick, although I started that way in the early 60s. Sure I could develop speed and precision if I worked at it, but I have other priorities in life and I dont think that mastering pick playing is at the top of that list.

    My wish would be for a finger style method that doesnt rely on holding a pick between my fingers (or a fingerpick) but could provide the attack and tone of a pick on some flatwounds. I even looked into effects pedals to see if such a capability existed. Would think some kind of compressor with extreme settings could be promising, but I dont use a compressor, so have nothing to experiment with.
  8. Check out the Electro-Harmonix Steel Leather, might be exactly what you're looking for
  9. Luckydog


    Dec 25, 1999
    Thanks for the suggestion! I’ll have to check it out.
  10. wraub


    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    I use a felt pick for that firm/soft sound, it works great.