Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 41 to 58 of 58

Thread: What Type of Pick do You Use?

  1. #41
    DGT Club Vice President
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    South Riding, VA
    Posts
    821
    See? Proof!!
    __________________________________________

    mgd

    DGTs

  2. #42
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by Mikegarveyblues View Post
    How could I forget...?!?

    My fingers (On occasions).

    Great answer!!!
    PRS SE 245
    PRS SE Singlecut

    Marshal Class 5
    Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue

  3. #43
    Junior Member MrKnaggs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    18
    Been using elephant ivory picks for many years. Slightly larger than the red Jazz III and about 3mm thickness.

  4. #44
    V-Pick screamer model.

  5. #45
    Junior Member Mr-M's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    5
    I am new to playing the guitar so my choice may change in the future but for now, I love using the Dunlop Max Grip .88

  6. #46
    Senior Member 11top's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    1,681
    Quote Originally Posted by Mikegarveyblues View Post
    How could I forget...?!?

    My fingers (On occasions).
    Sh*tter's full

  7. #47
    Cream Crackered Mikegarveyblues's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Warrington, Nr Liverpool UK
    Posts
    2,327
    "Try picking with your fingers... Dig right in for juicy...."

    "Like this?"


    "Dear God man... No!!! Tone. I was going to say tone!"
    Modified SE Bernie Marsden, Fender Strat
    Laney Lionheart L5T-112, Fender Mustang 1
    Wishing for a Blue Bernie!
    Click here for SE Bernie Marsden demo!
    Lessons, covers, backing tracks, etc...www.youtube.com/mikegarveyblues

  8. #48
    Hard to follow that picture. LOL

    I just started using Jazz IIIs again, and really like them. I like the Eric Johnson model, as it's not as slippery.

  9. #49
    Member francric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    102
    V-picks Screamer here...........................

  10. #50
    OK, this thread got me on a tear trying new picks. Went out and got a bunch over the past few days. Cheap thrills, right?

    But you know, it's all about precision and tone that works, and everyone (and every guitar) is different. Over the years, I've been a pretty consistent guy using celluloid standard size picks, and occasionally, celluloid mandolin picks on acoustic guitar. I've also been an occasional Jazz I and II guy.

    The past week or so, I've been working with the Red, Black and Pitch Black Jazz IIIs, and the Tortex Sharp, from Dunlop. Haven't been able to find the Ultex Jazz IIIs yet, however (I'll probably just order some to try).

    Both of my current PRSes have ebony fingerboards. One thing about ebony is that it tends to make the differences in the attack of a note pretty obvious, and that means picks matter with these guitars. So here are a few pickin' thoughts:

    The celluloid picks produce a "clack" at note attack. Great for twangy stuff. And they slide off the strings really well for rhythm playing. The red Jazz IIIs produce the cleanest note attack without clack, sound the best of all the picks to my ears with clean tones, slide off the strings nicely, but the material tends to slip just a little in my fingers. The black Jazz IIIs have a different material and gripping surface, and they're a good compromise doing what the red ones do well. I like these a lot on rock material, and they don't slip much.

    The Tortex Sharps and the Pitch Black Jazz IIIs are made of the same stuff. This may seem obvious, given the look of the material, but the note attack is definitely more velvety and textured when the strings are struck with these picks. It's almost like listening to a sax player ramp up into a note, as opposed to a person doing a "yakkety sax" thing, if you know what I mean. Nice smooth attack. Great for jazz, blues, or when that's what you want in a rock solo. The standard size sharp and the pitch black Jazz III sound alike to me, it's just a matter of what fits your style best. Now that I'm used to the Jazz III size, going back to a regular size pick feels unwieldy, so I'm sticking with the IIIs.

    I plan to use 'em all. No reason to limit yourself when you can buy a whole bag o' picks for 3-4 bucks!

  11. #51
    Still a Junior Member Albrecht Smuten's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Posts
    863
    Green Jim Dunlop .94mm nylon.

    I just like the color =D
    Love for all human beings is like listening to any kind of music. You just don't care.
    The 3-Mike-7 devotee.

  12. #52
    Senior Member aduayer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Posts
    764
    Medium celluloid ones for acoustic( right now I am using the PRS ones). I used to like Dunlop's black Jazz III, but I found out that Paul Gilbert's signature from Ibanez feels more comfortable to me. I also like the James Hetfiled's Black Fang .94.
    I found out that I try out lots of picks when I am recording (the metal ones are great to add an extra tone) but live the Black Fang and the Paul Gilbert's are the one sI use the most.

  13. #53
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    36
    Dunlop Jazz III red and black.
    Last edited by Soul&Tone; 09-01-2012 at 09:09 AM.

  14. #54
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    pioneer valley
    Posts
    269
    CARBON NYLON-by PICKBOY- nice and STIFF & SWEET TONE !!

  15. #55
    Member rocguitar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Southern Maryland
    Posts
    142
    V-Picks!

  16. #56
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    8
    Dunlop jazz 3 for me.

  17. #57
    Senior Member Jazzedout's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Greece
    Posts
    286
    Dunlop Jazz III (Looks like it's very popular over here...)
    1992 PRS Cu24 Tortoise Shell, "10",Birds, Reg Neck
    2005 PRS 513 Brazilian Rosewood Orange

  18. #58
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    34
    Fender 451 plastic, medium, love the size.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •