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    Almost was a FG22 owner.. WEDGE's Avatar
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    Picks- old favorite or do you like variety?

    I have tried various brands and thicknesses but always come back to Dunlop 1.0MM nylon, the black ones. It might be superstitious but I feel better playing with one. I keep one in my pocket at all times, even when heading out to work, I check for it like I do my wallet and watch like it is part of my everyday kit.

    I do though for acoustic use the grey one, think it is .77 or so. I find the heavy picks too much for acoustic, which is odd maybe because the strings are bigger?

    what do you all use and do you experiment?
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    I used red Dunlop Jazz IIIs for quite a while, then I switched to the Ultex Jazz III. I find they have a clearer tone and the last much longer, but they are a bit more expensive. The tone stays consistent as they wear though, so I use them live exclusively.

    At home I use the Dunlop Tortex Pitch Black 1.0mm as they're cheap, so I don't mind too much if I lose them, and they give a slightly warmer sound than the Ultex. They wear out quicker though and don't maintain tone as the edge wears.

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    I use .94 mm dunlop picks for quite a time now and I keep three picks in my back pocket all the time

    They are a little too soft for heavy one note picking, but they are perfect for full chords acoustic style playing, which I do a lot. Getting used to one pick thickness works fine for me...
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    If I've got pants on, there's at least 2 Jazz III's of varied materials in them. When I play acoustic in pubs, I'll put those oversize Jazz III's and the translucent Dava control picks in the mic stand grip. I still like the Dava from time to time, especially to get realllly percussive sounds.

    When I play steel, it's always a blue Herco thumb pick, and some special metal finger picks.

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    Back when I was playing the longest (16 to 18 years old) I always liked the Fender mediums the best.
    Since I got back into playing again this past May, I bought some Fenders again, but I like the Dunlop green Tortex (.88 mm) ones even better.

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    I like variety, as long as all my picks are 1.5 V-Picks of the same shape.
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    I love these....


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    I think I saw those in a guitar magazine.
    Only problem with that for me is I like to switch between using the sharp end of the pick, and rounded sides sometimes.

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    Fender Mediums for decades...

    But I do like the sound of a V-Pick with my telecasters...


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    Anyone use stone, wood, metal, or any other alternative pick material? I have tried a metal thumbpick and the tone was harsh but I wonder if different metals and finishes would have a mellower yet still immediate toneality?
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    I have been liking those purple tortex picks with the star cut out from Everly, but they make my fingertips look funny after playing with them for awhile.

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    Dunlop Big Stubby 1.0m - the red ones. And for you guys that will say I picked red because of my penchant for red guitars... I started on the purple ones and migrated to the 1.0m reds. The purple ones were a bit too heavy/thick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    I have been liking those purple tortex picks with the star cut out from Everly, but they make my fingertips look funny after playing with them for awhile.
    I use the PRS Delrin .73 (yellow) picks. I take a few of them and tape them together and drill a large hole through the center. It makes them easier to hold that way.

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    Almost was a FG22 owner.. WEDGE's Avatar
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    Seems like we have a huge variety on here.......I propose a pick swap!

    Would work like this.....post an address where someone can send you 4-5 picks of whatever size, shape, or color for you to try. Someone posts their address, and so on and so on. Everyone has a pile of picks whether they are your faves or spares so this would be cheap and only cost us each ;like 40 cents for a stamp. I am in and here is my address for mailing.....

    Paul Golden
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    Hebron, CT 06248.

    Whose in? I will send picks to the first one to reply and that person sends to the next to post, et cetera....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    I use the PRS Delrin .73 (yellow) picks. I take a few of them and tape them together and drill a large hole through the center. It makes them easier to hold that way.
    Thats an interesting way of getting what you want from a pick Shawn. I myself use the Dunlop Max Grip 1.5 mm
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    I use "Monster guitar picks" made by Hot Picks USA...Its in the style and feel of a jazz pick that fits comfy in your hand.....
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    I use the purple 3mm Big Stubby's...whenever somebody asks me if I have an extra pick and I hand them one of those big boys they look at me like I'm crazy.


    I've tried a ton of different picks and materials...I've tried stone, amber, silver, copper, etc...I always end up back with the 3mm stubby's...I just wish they didn't wear so fast.
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    I've been hooked on the yellow Dunlop Tortex for years. I don't even think about picks.
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    Usually use these or the PRS verison.
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    I used celluloid Fender style picks for many, many years, but only recently switched to Jazz IIIs and bought them in several materials. I like the tone I get with them, and the small size and point seem to make for speedier picking.

    I was actually surprised at the subtle differences in tone with the materials.

    I kinda wish there was a PRS Jazz III!

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