Anyone else round off the tip of new picks?

Discussion in 'Accessories [BG]' started by NoiseNinja, May 10, 2021.

  1. NoiseNinja

    NoiseNinja Experimental-psychedelic-ambient-noise-drone Inactive

    Feb 23, 2011
    So I've discovered that I much prefer to play with a pick after the sharp pointy tip has been worn down a little, so now I simulate the wear by sanding the tips of my new picks a bit, first with coarse sandpaper then with fine.

    Mind not by much, just getting rid of the sharp pointy tip and slightly rounding it off.

    I am curious if anyone else do this?
  2. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    You could just get rounded triangle picks.
    Three equal corners that you can use.
    Rounded triangle picks.jpg
    Last edited: May 12, 2021
  3. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    I use teardrop-shaped picks, but play with one of the rounded corners rather than the pointy tip -- a tip I picked up from Julie Slick. Maybe has a similar effect to what you're doing?
  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Nah, I like the trad Fender shape. It's what I'm used to, and it works for me. I've tried rounded tips and they just don't work for me.
  5. Jeff Hughes

    Jeff Hughes

    May 3, 2020
    Why not just use the already rounded edge of the pick rather than the pointy side? That is what I use all of the time. It was a great revelation when I turned the pick like that.
  6. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    That's the charm of a triangle pick.You don't have to pick it up,turn it to the rounded corner and pick.
    You have three equal corners.
    Pick it up and go.