Keith and Drew, R.E. Metal picks!

Well now, there's a story... New Zealand has two main islands, and a ferry service which provides a link between them. The ferries have these unusual machines onboard- if you feed them a 5 cent coin, and a dollar coin, they flatten out the five cent into a souvenir! Kind of oval and very thin, still with the serated edge and an image of the ferry stamped into them. The dollar is kept as payment! I discovered these machines sort of by accident one time, and made sure I brought tons of change with me next time, as they make the best picks! The tone is more harmonically complex, and if you want you can make it sound really harsh and offensive (cool :-D), plus if you use the edge of the pick pressed against the strings it sounds a bit like some kind of demented slide guitar, which I like to use instead of 'yr cliched pick slide or divebomb effect... very twisted and sinister! Heavy gauge strings are great because they can take the abuse and put out a much fuller tone. Backing off the treble a little softens the tone, and the initial pick attack can sound like Brian May, although an AC30, a homemade guitar and his fingertips might help a little aswell!!


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