Want a heavier sound on your guitar?
If your guitar soloing sounds thin, weak, or brittle…
And instead, you want a heavier, richer, even juicier sound from your lead guitar parts…
You most likely look at the strings, what amp you’re plugged into, or even the guitar pedals and amp settings.
And that’s all well and good. Those things obviously have a lot to do with the sound.
But what about when you’re using all the right gear, and STILL can’t get the thick sound you crave?
If that’s the case, this one little 2-second trick could be the missing link.
It’s one of the most overlooked pieces of the guitar, and yet is forgotten by most when thinking about the tone.
What is it?
It’s the PICK.
What Kind Of Guitar Pick To Use For Soloing?
Yep, that little piece of plastic in your fingers. (Or wood, or metal, or rock — because yes, they make picks out of all three of those materials.)
You see, when you’re aiming for a juicier, thicker sound, you want a pick with very little “give”. Because it drives through the strings like a train through a brick wall.
You DON’T want a pick that bends backward and flaps as it hits the strings (which is good for strumming, but not for faster, heavier playing).
Simply put: If you want a heavy guitar sound, then use a HEAVY pick to play.
In fact, when you look at what pick thickness guitarists like Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn played with, they’re typically 0.7mm (and thicker).
So next time you’re shopping for guitar picks, test out different thicknesses to see which size gives you the perfectly heavy guitar tone you’re looking for.
Then, turn your amp up to 11, and rock out. ;)
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