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Mandolin Picks?

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Anybody have some good recommendations for mandolin picks? Also, can anybody recommend some good picking excercises/etudes/tunes for a guitarist with a lazy picking hand who would like to become decent on the mandolin? I do a lot of hybrid picking on the guitar, and I quickly discovered that the mandolin requires some solid picking technique.

 

Thanks for reading!

 

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When I use a pick for the guitar, I use a medium Fender 351 medium.

 

When I play the mandolin I use the heavy gauge 351. I do not like to much flex in a mandolin pick, you let your wrist do the work.

 

Lots of guys like a pick called the Blue Chip, including Chris Thile. They are pretty pricey.

 

 

 

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I know it's a few months since you posted this, but just in case you're still checking back here, check out:

 

- The Dunlop Dawg

- Pro Plec

- Wegen

- The Alice celluloid pick

 

They vary in price, but they're all cheaper than a Blue Chip!

 

Keep on pluckin'!

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