Yes, that's right: we carry a great variety of guitar picks in terms of shape, thickness, and material they're made out of. At Sweetwater we make it easy to find extra thin, thin, medium, heavy, and extra heavy guitar picks. But how can you choose the ones that best fit your needs? Well, it really depends on how you're planning to use them.
For example, if the songs you play involve a lot of strumming it would be better to choose the extra thin and thin guitar picks. Their advantage lies in their flexibility. With a thinner guitar pick, you don't have to worry much about the way of balancing the pick between your fingers (as is the case with heavy and extra heavy picks). This makes thin and extra thin guitar picks an awesome choice for guitar beginners. If you're not a huge fan of the strumming sound generated by thin picks, try medium varieties!
Are you more into rock, hard rock, and heavy metal? Go for heavy and extra heavy guitar picks. They're ideal for rock guitarists because they can withstand the tension of the strings, giving you the opportunity to play individual chords or notes at a much faster pace. Plus, with heavier picks you can more easily change the sound dynamics than you can with lighter guitar picks. Heavy and extra heavy picks are perfect for palm muted power chords.
The material of your guitar picks can also impact your sound. From steel to acrylic, try a few to figure out which pick helps you sound just right.
Sweetwater carries standard, triangle, sharp, and teardrop picks. Standard guitar picks are the most common, their rounded peak and generous surface area allowing for a variety of grip styles. Triangle picks have a large grip area with a rounded peak, making them great for strumming. Sharp guitar picks can be larger or smaller, depending on the model. They're known for their powerful impact on the strings and ability to emphasize high frequencies. Teardrop picks are small with a rounded peak, giving you a good grip. We also carry finger guitar picks and thumb guitar picks.
You'll find that guitar picks come in multi-packs. Some even have different colors to really spice up your set. Stock up now so you're never without a pick!
Still have questions? We have answers. Give us a call, and our Sales Engineers will take the time to get to know the music you make and the guitar picks you need.
Sweetwater's Sales Engineers are regarded as the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the music industry, with extensive music backgrounds and intense training on the latest products and technologies. They are available to offer you personalized product advice any time you need it.