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Brian May started playing with a British sixpence coin after experimenting with a few different gauges of guitar pick. He settled on using a coin because, according to May, he can "feel total contact with the strings...I can even feel the serration...I can feel it in my fingers," (23:50). "It gives you variation as well, because if its very parallel to the string...it's very clean, very nice... But if you angle it...it gives you this kind of splutter...it gives you the same kind of articulation of the human voice," he said.more
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