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EQ settings and pick?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ::::BASSIST::::, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    I know I may catch some flames for this but...

    I am looking for suggestions as to how to set an eq so that a pick player can sound more like a finger player. I am not sure if I will be able to achieve the same exact tone, probably not, but I would like to come as close as possible.

    I am a pick player. I just feel more combfortable playing with a pick as I played guitar for 10 years previously. I know alot of you are going to say for the sound you are trying to achieve just learn to use your fingers. But at this point I just dont want to; I just enjoy playing with a pick much more. And if i dont enjoy playing as much, well I just begin questioning the point of it all.

    So should i just boost the low-end eq (or cut all the other frequencies)? I assume the answer isnt that simple.

    okay, just give me a sec while i put my flame proof bio-suit on. :ninja: :bag:
  2. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Boost the lows, yes.

    keep the highs down.. and keep the mids down a bit. but dont totally eliminate them.

    you may want to look into heavy picks... i find they sound deeper and more fingerlike than thinner picks.
  3. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    I usually use a .96mm thickness.
  4. alexclaber

    alexclaber Commercial User

    Jun 19, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    Director - Barefaced Ltd
    How about those rubber picks you can get?

    Playing with a hard pick produces a much quicker attack than fingers do, and no amount of EQ will solve that, because the problem is the note envelope as well as the tonal balance. But a pick make of a softer material could give you the rounder warmer attack that fingers give.

  5. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Never heard of rubber picks.

    any links?

  6. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Thanks Alex!

    i am going to order some of those.

    anyone have experience with them?

    they have two thicknesses 3.1mm and 5.0mm. They come in soft, medium or hard. I think its best to order hard.

    5mm seems pretty chunky to me so I guess I will stick with 3.1mm

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