In the ongoing discussion on guitar tone, picking technique is not often brought up.
But the fact is, the way you pick each note (and the object/material you pick with) has a huge impact on your tone.
Rather than trying to go through all the possibilities, I'll just bring some ideas to your attention and let you discover the resulting sounds on your own.
First, there is the discussion of what you attack the strings with. You may think there are only 2 options - pick or fingers. Here are several other options to consider.
Then there is the topic of pick material/shape, all of which affects the tone.
Here are a few other considerations:
There's enough here to keep you busy for quite a while. Before you go out and buy more gear to find the tone you hear in your head, experiment with your pick material and technique. If you'd like, you can paypal me the savings.
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