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#800654
Bg wrote:What pics do you guys use, I use white they're best right?


For home practice, yeah. But black picks are louder. Everyone knows that.

"I use dark grey Jimmy Dunlops so I can step out of my loungeroom and onto a concert stage anytime, without giving it a single thought!"

Vince, famous in Wallaceville.
#800657
Bg wrote:What pics do you guys use, I use white they're best right?


I use a black pick for tone, but paint them white for home use so they're easier to see when they fall on the carpet. Best of both worlds, but you've got to paint them with nail polish don't believe the internet hype around using spray paint.
#800658
I had a friend that used to put all of his coloured picks into a sieve, lower them into a tin of paint and leave them overnight. Needs to be the Eco-friendly paint though, there’s that whole debate that the normal Dulex paint can dull the harmonics whereas the Eco-friendly paint retains that brighter tone.
#800663
I've recently moved to 1B pencils for writing the dates at the end of the neck and in the pickup cavities and i've found it's opened up the tone considerably. 2B's are fine if you're after a tighter, more compressed tone but the 1B's really let it resonate.
#800665
I'm using these wees yellow transparent ones, have the look of aged nitro so must breathe better for superior toan!
#800666
kdawg2a wrote:I've recently moved to 1B pencils for writing the dates at the end of the neck and in the pickup cavities and i've found it's opened up the tone considerably. 2B's are fine if you're after a tighter, more compressed tone but the 1B's really let it resonate.

Is it true that the quality of the lead in Steadtler’s was best between 2008-2010?
#800668
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
kdawg2a wrote:I've recently moved to 1B pencils for writing the dates at the end of the neck and in the pickup cavities and i've found it's opened up the tone considerably. 2B's are fine if you're after a tighter, more compressed tone but the 1B's really let it resonate.

Is it true that the quality of the lead in Steadtler’s was best between 2008-2010?

Ahhh.... the much sought after vintage years.
#800669
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
kdawg2a wrote:I've recently moved to 1B pencils for writing the dates at the end of the neck and in the pickup cavities and i've found it's opened up the tone considerably. 2B's are fine if you're after a tighter, more compressed tone but the 1B's really let it resonate.

Is it true that the quality of the lead in Steadtler’s was best between 2008-2010?


Yes but that was mainly because they were making long lead pencils, after 2010 they switched to short lead construction to save money on costs. They of course tried to say it improved resonance and sustain, but it's not much use if you run out of lead half way through.

As many of us older guys on here know from experience, it sucks when you don't have enough lead in your pencil.
#800670
A mate of mine managed to score a box of NOS 2011 Steadtler 1Bs from the Warehouse Stationary at Eastgate mall. Apparently they got misplaced back during the quakes. Needless to say, the minimum waged staff had no idea what they had in their hands. He sold them off on Ebay and let's just say it was pretty much a license to print money.