02-03-2012 07:06 PM
That's definately on the short list of actually useful tips around here
02-03-2012 07:15 PM
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.
02-11-2013 03:32 AM
I also really like the Telefunken 2MM picks which are the replicas of these. I don't think you have to break them in as they are graphite which is very very hard. They also last forever. I've been playing the same pick for a year with not a dent. Difference in graphite is mainly in dynamic range it seems.
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02-14-2013 06:36 PM
I just bought a couple bags of the Adamas and they are different from the telefunken replicas,barely. They have more pop and are louder with less dynamic range. I think I might prefer the telefunken. I guess I didn't remember them quite right. For feel the adamas I like more(notice how Anastasio never loses grip). The telefunken are noticably quiter with less pop. The differences between the two and the 2MM gators are minimal though.
02-14-2013 07:05 PM
Years ago I was using Dunlop Gator Grip .96mm and 1.14mm, but then I tried the Dunlop Delrin 500.
If you are looking for a fast conventionally shaped pick that releases the string with no drag at all this is it.
I have been using the 1.14mm for years (.96 is great for acoustic) and it is fantastic.
I recently got a V-pick screamer and, though I didn't like the unconventional shape, I had grown accustomed to the feel of a rock hard pick with no give in it at all. So bought a couple packs of the 1.5 and 2.0 Delrins on my latest order from juststrings to try. While the 1.14 is very hard and has just a hint of give, the 1.5 is almost like a rock. The 2.0 is ridiculous, but not bad at all. It basically is like a rock.
I've actually gotten joint pain from aggresive strumming with the 2.0!
The 1.14 is fantastic. It you want a really really hard pick the 1.5 is too.
If you are playing with a clean tone, loudly for a live performance, these picks do have a loud attack- in that case go for the Gator Grip 1.14 (which has more give than you'd expect or grap the 1.5 if you want a really hard pick for your clean playing.
V-pick makes a conventionally shaped pointy pick (I don't like them for strumming either) called the "SwitchBlade" and a completely conventionally shaped and tipped pick called "Tradition", but they don't realease as cleanly as the Delrin 500s (or the V-Pick screamer which is 2.75mm, but a weird big triangular shaped thing). The V-pick people are really really nice and they even ship on Saturday, but I'm a Delrin 500 guy for life.
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