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    Although I am new the the forums, I have been a VH fan since the beginning of time. Now for my question...

    I have heard from time to time about Edward's metal guitar pick. Could someone please explain the signifigance of this to me?

    Thanks!

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    Why would he put a metal guitar pick in his mouth? What is the big deal about the metal guitar pick?

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    Originally posted by gerper:
    Why would he put a metal guitar pick in his mouth? What is the big deal about the metal guitar pick?
    Oral fixation, and realistically, if the pick had only been around a year or two before he was diagnosed with cancer, then it seems unlikely to have been the culprit. Especially with the amount of smoking that boy did! Even if Leslie said it to be true, it doesn't necessarily mean it is....

    [ October 29, 2002, 02:18 AM: Message edited by: el_jalepeno ]

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    Thank god it was the metal plectrum !
    Now he can drink and smoke again...

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    Originally posted by leroy:
    ...sucking a metal guitar.
    That's an unusual habit! Sorry, just a funny typo...

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    Originally posted by leroy:
    Eddie's Doctors believe that his tongue may have been caused by him sucking a metal guitar.
    I don't think he meant that to be taken literally.

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    I don't think it sounds that far-fetched.
    Eddie's been smoking for what . . . 30-35 years or so?? You would think he'd have lung cancer by now!!
    I think it's more likely to get cancer in your mouth from "chew", as opposed to cigarettes.

    Yes? . . . No? ???

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    Not to jump in and interupt all of you medical experts discussing Edward's personal health situation... Could it be remotely possible that the original poster was attempting to gain information on the technical aspects of playing guitar with a metal guitar pick...???

    I realize it's no longer en vogue to discuss music on a band fan site... but what the fuck... I'm gonna buck the trend and breach the cultural norm... [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img]

    Since about 97 or so... Edward started playing around with using metal picks. If I recall correctly he originally was playing with a quarter then modified it's shape and then had someone fabricate some picks to his specifications. Ed felt he found a noticiable difference in tone using the metal picks.

    I myself have been using Cymbolic picks for about a year now and I've found I like the tone I get with it. Obviously it's great for a hard attack picking... but I've also found I get a ring tone on softer picking that is unique to the metal against metal combination. Some folks claim they get a higher pitch or tinier tone using metal... I've actually found the opposite. Actually I've found using the metal has changed my attack significantly with a bit more accuracy because I'm not compensating for the variance in pick bends...

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    Originally posted by Zahzoo:
    Not to jump in and interupt all of you medical experts discussing Edward's personal health situation... Could it be remotely possible that the original poster was attempting to gain information on the technical aspects of playing guitar with a metal guitar pick...???

    I realize it's no longer en vogue to discuss music on a band fan site... but what the fuck... I'm gonna buck the trend and breach the cultural norm... [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img]

    Since about 97 or so... Edward started playing around with using metal picks. If I recall correctly he originally was playing with a quarter then modified it's shape and then had someone fabricate some picks to his specifications. Ed felt he found a noticiable difference in tone using the metal picks.

    I myself have been using Cymbolic picks for about a year now and I've found I like the tone I get with it. Obviously it's great for a hard attack picking... but I've also found I get a ring tone on softer picking that is unique to the metal against metal combination. Some folks claim they get a higher pitch or tinier tone using metal... I've actually found the opposite. Actually I've found using the metal has changed my attack significantly with a bit more accuracy because I'm not compensating for the variance in pick bends...

    Your milage may vary...
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    I'll give metal picks a try, only I won't be puting them in my mouth!
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    Eddie's Doctors believe that his tongue may have been caused by him sucking a metal guitar.

    I was told this by Leslie West's tour manager - who'd heard it from Leslie West - who is a friend of Eddie's.

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    that sounds kinda ummmmmmm weird to me. wouldnt smoking and drinking be a little more dangerous? id assume he d have to have the pic on his toungue almost 24 hours a day. plus he only started using the pic in 97.
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    The question is - What kind of metal are these picks made of? Ag? Au? Fe? Ni? Ti? Zn?

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    The Gorilla Snot Cymbolic picks I use are made from recycled drum cymbal brass. They work great!!
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    Zahzoo has always been the brains on these forums!!! Always will be..... [img]smile.gif[/img]

    He was the only one to ever pickup and comment on my Edward/Miles Davis comparison.

    I think he gets it. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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