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  • What kind of pick are you using?

    I use the V-Pick Snake Buffed and Unbuffed. Not too pointy. The pick thinkness is 4.10mm and will set you back $10.00. Cool thing about this pick is it has 3 corners that are the same and last a long time. My right and left hands are more in synch because of this pick.

    I also use the Instant Nail Kit. I glue the nails on my middle and ring fingers. The whole kit cost $20 bucks.

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    I reserve the right to change my decisions at anytime.

  • #2

    orange tortex

    Upon hearing this, the master was enlightened

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    • liko
      liko commented
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      kolapsar wrote:

      orange tortex


      This. Anything thinner (even a .58) makes that annoying card-in-the-spokes sound as you strum, and anything thicker (and they don't make anything between 60 and 73) starts bucking in your fingers as you strum. My only question to Dunlop is, why neon orange? You couldn't have chosen any other color? I only just found the Pitch Black line, and they're a custom order from GC, which for a $4 bag of picks that will last me a year or more, just isn't worth it.


  • #3
    A friend of mine got custom picks from Clayton along with his band. They have his band logo and signature on them, and they are 1.26mm delrin. The printing doesn't wear off, and since they're thick delrin, they last a good long time. In fact, I lose them before they wear out. He gave me enough to last me a year or two, given the rate I lose picks.

    Oh, but before that, I used 1.14mm delrin whatever brand.
    Guitars: 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)Pedal Chain: BBE Green Screamer -> MXR Distortion III -> Boss CE-5 -> EH Stereo Pulsar -> Boss DD-20 -> BBE Boosta GrandeAmps: Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5SoundCloud

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    • #4

      Oh another one I like is the V-picks Screamer. Not as thick are the Snake, but it is a great pick. I also use the V-Picks slides made out of the same material.

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      • #5

        Still Clayton Acetal 1.52

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        • #6
          Was using Fender Mediums, but more and more using some variation on a yellow tortex. Usually with some sort of added grip to it.

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          • #7

            Big stubby. 3.0 mm of long-lasting, easy to hold onto goodness.

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              PurpleTrails wrote:

              Big stubby. 3.0 mm of long-lasting, easy to hold onto goodness.


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              Yay!!! Love me a Stubby, only pick I've ever been able to use.............well to play a guitar with anyway

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              PurpleTrails wrote:

              Big stubby. 3.0 mm of long-lasting, easy to hold onto goodness.

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              after trying many different picks, I discovered the big Stubbies and it's no going back to anything else. I use the 2.0 one.

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          • #8

            My go-to picks are still the Dunlop Tortex. Orange, yellow, green, or blue. Whatever I happen to choose at the time. I'm currently liking the oranges.

             

            Dunlop Tortex

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            Originally Posted by csm


            The first, and most frequently violated rule of punk is: THERE ARE NO RULES.



            "You know, once you've had that guitar up so loud on the stage, where you can lean back and volume will stop you from falling backward, that's a hard drug to kick." — David Gilmour

            Fender :: Gibson :: Epiphone :: Ibanez :: Yamaha
            Blackstar :: Orange :: Vox

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            • DeepEnd
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              Dunlop .60mm gray nylon.


          • #9

            Fender Heavy, or any facsimile.

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          • #10

            Dunlop Gels.  The yellow ones (XH)

            I'm Brian of Nazareth

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            • BydoEmpire
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              After 20 years of using whatever was handy (mostly fender 0.73s) I switched to Dunlop Jazz IIIs (red) a couple years ago and never looked back.  I embarked on "the great pick hunt" trying to find it.  Red Jazz IIIs are "it" for me.


          • #11
            I switch between finger picking and Planet waves 1.0mm. I used to have a Dunlop stubby in 3.0 but those took their toll on my strings

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            • intothevoid
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              For years I used the Dunlop Nylon picks. I liked how soft they felt when playing. I also liked tortex but mainly stuck with the nylon.

              I have recently discovered the Tortex H3's though and pretty much won't use anything else, especially for metal. For rock and blues stuff I still pick up the nylons occasionally.

               

              Dunlop H3

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          • #12
            Given how picks can alter sound, why do so many of us just stick to one kind (myself included)? Shouldn't we all have picks of varying materials for different sounds?
            Guitars: 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)Pedal Chain: BBE Green Screamer -> MXR Distortion III -> Boss CE-5 -> EH Stereo Pulsar -> Boss DD-20 -> BBE Boosta GrandeAmps: Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5SoundCloud

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            • PurpleTrails
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              kayd_mon wrote:
              Given how picks can alter sound, why do so many of us just stick to one kind (myself included)? Shouldn't we all have picks of varying materials for different sounds?

               

              I've tried a fairly wide variety over the years.  I've found that with a very thick pick I can get a pretty wide variety of tones by subtly altering the dynamics of my playing, which I can't do as well with a thinner pick. 

              Of the thick ones I've tried, the big stubbies had the clearest tone, they hold up well, and they are easy to grip.  There are one or two others out there I'd like to try, but I get most any sound I want with the big stubby.


            • knotty
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              kayd_mon wrote:
              Given how picks can alter sound, why do so many of us just stick to one kind (myself included)? Shouldn't we all have picks of varying materials for different sounds?

              Couldnt agree more. I have a shaped, very thick wooden pick. Great for smokey blues. A metal pick my grandaughter bought me for bright.

              Snarling dog brain pick reds for the rest.


            • liko
              liko commented
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              kayd_mon wrote:
              Given how picks can alter sound, why do so many of us just stick to one kind (myself included)? Shouldn't we all have picks of varying materials for different sounds?

              Because it's as much a feel thing as a sound thing. Like I said in my original reply to this thread, I use a Tortex 60 because anything lighter gives you too much "slap" of pick on string, while anything heavier makes the pick jump around in my fingers too much (and if I tighten my grip I start becoming scared I'll break strings).


          • #13
            Anyone use those picks made out of cymbal brass? Super bright, those. Probably will shred your strings if you use 9s.
            Guitars: 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)Pedal Chain: BBE Green Screamer -> MXR Distortion III -> Boss CE-5 -> EH Stereo Pulsar -> Boss DD-20 -> BBE Boosta GrandeAmps: Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5SoundCloud

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            • #14
              What's the difference between a Dunlop Jazz III (which I use) and a Jazz II?

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              • #15

                I reckon I use them there red Dunlop Jazz III picks.  When I can't find them I use whatever is handy or just use my dang fingers.

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