I recently had a seasoned guitar player give me some advise (which was very welcomed). This guy has been playing for over 30 years and is, in my opinion, an exceptional player. He said, “I like what you’re doing, but you have a lot of pick noise.” He asked what I was playing with, so I showed him - I almost always play with a 1mm gator grip made by Dunlop. He suggested a thinner, slicker pick, something like a Fender Medium or a Martin #1 and a less firm grip. I guess I have greasy fingers because those style picks do nothing but roll around on me. They won’t stay put, I end up trying to correct them, and eventually end up dropping the dumb things. Either that or I end up with a death grip on the pick, which, as far as I understand, makes the pick noise even worse.
Any suggestions? How do I eliminate the pick noise and still hold on to the pick? Or am I completely off base on what is causing my pick noise? If it isn’t the style of pick or how hard I’m gripping it, what might be causing it?
Thanks in advance!