Adamas Picks Too Bright?

Adamas Picks Too Bright?

Postby mkaufman » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:07 pm

I really like the Adamas pick, however, as a Bobby player, I'm wondering if there's a similar pick which may be less bright. I'm finding that as I sweep, sometimes the higher strings can sound too bright.

I need brightness to give me that glassy Weir sound, but not too much on the high end.

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Re: Adamas Picks Too Bright?

Postby Sparechaynge » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:03 am

Can you lower the pole pieces on the treble side of you pickup(s)? I play lots of Bob-style stuff with my Telefunken (close enough) and ran into the same thing. I adjusted the pickup on my Esquire and it sounds fine now.

If you can't/won't or it just doesn't suit you, perhaps try a Gator Grip, Stubby, or Tortex pick. They are *similar* to the Adamas, but certainly way less bright.
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Re: Adamas Picks Too Bright?

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:15 am

Gator Grip 2.0mm is exactly what you describe - feels and plays like an Adamas (minus the raised lettering), lacks that high end "click" to the tone.
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Re: Adamas Picks Too Bright?

Postby Sparechaynge » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:12 am

Although, for 100% accuracy maybe you WANT it to be crazy bright.... :D :roll:
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Re: Adamas Picks Too Bright?

Postby mkaufman » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:49 am

Nah - I'm after the 70's tone.

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Re: Adamas Picks Too Bright?

Postby Sparechaynge » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:05 pm

Ha, yeah I kind of figured. Definitely try lowering the poles first since it won't cost you any money. I have been using a Jazz III XL for a while for Bobby stuff, it's easier to hold due to it's slightly larger size (in between that of a regular Jazz and a traditional Fender pick) and has better definition than the nylon Jazz varieties. YMMV
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Re: Adamas Picks Too Bright?

Postby mkaufman » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:03 pm

The pickups don't have adjustable poles. I'm gonna try the Gator Grips and see what happens.

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Re: Adamas Picks Too Bright?

Postby gmchart » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:16 pm

You could still try the pick-up mounting screws. Tilt the whole pup away from the strings a bit on the treble side. Just did this this week on my guitar. When I've got the compression set where I think I want it, hitting the high strings was a little too harsh. Helped a bit we'll see.
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