Introduction: Add Grip to Your Pick
Okay, how many times have you been playing guitar and your pick slips out of your fingers? Or maybe it shifts and makes it difficult to play?
Many guitarists, one of which I believe was Dimebag Darrel, add grip to their picks. I'm going to show the way to do this. It's so easy, a caveman could do it. If you're a beginner, this is a great trick. If you're a pro, it's still helpful. What more could you ask for?
Step 1: Tools
Guitar Pick (this trick doesn't easily work on metal)
Any sharp utensil will do.
I'm using Dunlop ULTEX 1.14mm Sharps for the picks.
Step 2: Carve a Pattern
I generally do a diagonal checkerboard. Or a regular checkerboard.
You'll want to apply enough pressure to scrape a line into the pick. Be careful with thin picks. The ones I use are very thick. For a thinner pick, I suggest carving one side. For thicker ones, carve both.
The goal is the carve the grip to your comfort. If it's too loose, add a couple lines.
Step 3: Finished!
This is a great way to hold on to the pick. I use this method on all my picks, ESPECIALLY in the studio, as the stress can lead to sweaty hands, a common factor in losing a pick.