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  • Adamas Graphite Pick

    I just bought one of these:

    http://www.jimdunlop.com/blog/the-adamas-graphite-pick/



    And it was not as smooth as I imagined. Do they have to break-in or something?
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  • #2
    I carry the same 15 picks in my pocket all the time so they're nice and worn in feeling. Doesn't matter which one I grab, it's the right one.
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    • #3
      After reading the link, I think they need to be rubbed with bong resin to play properly.

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      • #4
        I haven't had any of the Adamas picks, but I had a couple graphite picks years ago that started off smooth enough (no smoother than Tortex or Ultex really) but the area that touched the strings got worn and actually came to feel like fine grip sand paper.

        How much are those jobbies going for? I wouldn't mind getting a couple for the collection.
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        • #5
          Interesting, I'd imagine applying the resin to the lungs would help more than the picks.

          However, if they are good enough for those two guitarists, I'm not sure you can say they suck. Shame i use a thumb pick.
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          • #6
            I paid $4 for one out of curiosity. Dunlop sells them for ~$16 for 12 if you call them.
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            • #7
              I carry the same 15 picks in my pocket all the time so they're nice and worn in feeling. Doesn't matter which one I grab, it's the right one.


              really? I only like playing brand new picks. I hate when the edges start to round too much. you lose picking accuracy. I throw out my picks after probably a handful of uses
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              • #8
                I paid $4 for one out of curiosity. Dunlop sells them for ~$16 for 12 if you call them.


                But they charge like $10 for shipping
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                • #9
                  But they charge like $10 for shipping


                  That sucks. $4 for 1 was free shipping. Worth it just to try something new.
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                  • #10
                    Scolfax - a while back you told us about how much you liked the Dunlop Ultex Sharps. I went and checked them out and fell in love. I'm not interested in anything else. Wondering if you lost love for them or are just experimenting?

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                    • #11
                      My favorite pick is made of fossilized mammoth ivory. I love it.
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                      • #12

                        And it was not as smooth as I imagined. Do they have to break-in or something?


                        Graphite's incredibly bad for the lungs. I wouldn't put it in a place where it's going to be under friction and put that stuff in the air. I used to work in carbon composites.
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                        • #13
                          Can't be any worse than writing with a pencil can it? Thank GOD I use a pen!
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                          • #14
                            Scolfax - a while back you told us about how much you liked the Dunlop Ultex Sharps. I went and checked them out and fell in love. I'm not interested in anything else. Wondering if you lost love for them or are just experimenting?


                            The sharps are great! They're like a magnet for strings. Which is awesome for leads but I eventually realized that pointed picks didn't feel right to me for rhythm. Have you noticed that at all or are you completely used to them?

                            Yeah, I'm always experimenting with picks. It's cheap and fun.
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                            • #15
                              The sharps are great! They're like a magnet for strings. Which is awesome for leads but I eventually realized that pointed picks didn't feel right to me for rhythm. Have you noticed that at all or are you completely used to them?

                              Yeah, I'm always experimenting with picks. It's cheap and fun.



                              I LOVE the ultex sharps! use them for everything- rhythm and leads. when I play, I tend to hold it so there is only a tiny tiny bit of the pick showing that I pick with. so when I do fast rhythm sections, I end up strumming a lot of it with the top of my right index finger.

                              my only gripe about them is that after a few shows or rehearsals they lose their sharp edge. i throw them away when they get too stubby
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