how to know you're rockin too hard


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03/08/2006 12:15 am
right, so just a minute ago I was in my room, the house is empty, so I feel free to turn the amp up nice and loud. I start having a little jam with myself for about 25 minutes straight. (I tend to loose track of time when I get myself into these jams) thrashing out some metal, when I decide the perfect breakdown for the end is to just start chugging away open string power chords at breakneck speeds... well after a few seconds of this, I smell something burning.. I open my eyes (I keep them closed when I'm getting really into the music) and I look down to see my pick is half gone, and I have grinded it to an orange powder, now covering my strings and pickguard. I suppose it is possible to rock too hard! :D
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03/08/2006 12:36 am
Dang...Ive got picks that are down to half of their original size but not in one sitting. Thats kinda weird actually. But cool though. :p
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03/08/2006 1:22 am
Sounds like you need to buy a higher-quality pick.
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03/08/2006 1:41 am
yeah man, what kind of pick are you using?

ive always used Heavy Fender ones. never burnt one out yet. hahha. but wow man, that takes talent. burning thru solid plastic. brilliant.

oh and you know another way to know if your rocking too hard?

if you fall out a window.
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03/08/2006 1:50 am
Yeah man, are you sure you didnt accidentally pick up a cheetoh on accident?
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03/08/2006 3:45 am
Originally Posted by: stacknyYeah man, are you sure you didnt accidentally pick up a cheetoh on accident?



LMFAO!!!!!!!!
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03/08/2006 3:52 am
Damn, the closest I ever got was just filing down one side at an angle, and that took about an hour. But the fact that you smelled it burning is pretty sweet.
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03/08/2006 4:28 am
SUMTIMEZ MI PICK MELTZ WHEN I PLAI 2 FAST LIEK WHEN I PLAY ALTRNTE PIKING RUNz AT LIEK 456 BEATZ PER MINET WHICH IS LIEK 45 NOTEZ PER SEKOJND ONCE MI PICK CAUGHT ALIGHT AND I SUFERD 3RD DEGRE BURNS I WENT 2 HOSTIPAL
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03/08/2006 4:39 am
Originally Posted by: CW14SUMTIMEZ MI PICK MELTZ WHEN I PLAI 2 FAST LIEK WHEN I PLAY ALTRNTE PIKING RUNz AT LIEK 456 BEATZ PER MINET WHICH IS LIEK 45 NOTEZ PER SEKOJND ONCE MI PICK CAUGHT ALIGHT AND I SUFERD 3RD DEGRE BURNS I WENT 2 HOSTIPAL


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03/08/2006 4:50 am
Originally Posted by: acapella rapemeYOO TEW HUHZ!?!?!?!?!?

NO I PLAY SCALEZ FASTER THAN U U CAN EVEN COUNTz
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03/08/2006 7:07 am
my souvoneir (sp?) for going to hard rock cafe was buying a dozen guitar picks. this was one of them. they are fender medium picks that just say hard rock cafe on them.

I couldn't tell you the exact speed, but I was having a good day speed-wise, and was able to pick faster then usual today. so if I had to take a guess at the speed, probably 16th's at around 180 bpm :eek: it was pretty insane (I used my metronome to make that educated guess, it could be more or less..)
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03/08/2006 2:39 pm
I snap Fender mediums like theres no tomorrow. The Fender heavys I used to use just burn away. The only picks I like are the green Planet Waves heavys I got. Ive yet to bust or burn one.
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03/08/2006 3:37 pm
i used to get those cheapo plastic picks at a guitar shop downtown and i would break them in like 20 minutes. it was rediculous. i only use nylons now; the 88's and 1 mm's are really nice, and theyre IMPOSSIBLE to break. i still have ones from months ago, and theyre in every single pair of my pants in those little pockets that look like they were made to hold picks.
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03/08/2006 4:47 pm
Jim Dunlop's where it's at.
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03/08/2006 4:49 pm
Originally Posted by: Cryptic ExcretionsJim Dunlop's where it's at.

You said it, brutha. I use those Tortex Dunlops.
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03/08/2006 5:06 pm
Originally Posted by: earthman buckYou said it, brutha. I use those Tortex Dunlops.

Damn right. I use about a .88 mm tortex... typically anway. I've been working with some bigger sizes lately as well, but most of mine are .88.
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03/08/2006 5:09 pm
I've been using some kind of Fender picks my brother bought. I just use whatever's there at the time. I'm not "picky" about picks. :D
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03/08/2006 5:17 pm
Originally Posted by: Cryptic ExcretionsDamn right. I use about a .88 mm tortex... typically anway. I've been working with some bigger sizes lately as well, but most of mine are .88.

What colour are the .88s? I mostly use the green ones, but the yellows and blues are good too.
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03/08/2006 5:21 pm
Originally Posted by: earthman buckWhat colour are the .88s? I mostly use the green ones, but the yellows and blues are good too.

I use mostly yellow, but I've been working the green ones lately as well.
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03/08/2006 7:25 pm
Originally Posted by: AkiraBlue for me.

Why do I get the feeling one day we'll get a story from 6strngs about him doing a girl and smelling something burning...

I used to use blue... I dunno, just don't like the feel anymore I guess.
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