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    Quote Originally Posted by sleary View Post
    I use Dava... They last awhile , don't slip and great pick attack....

    These. I've been using the Delrin version for almost a year now, awesome stuff. You can choke up on it and really get a stiff attack or grip it high and it will have lots of play. Also I sweat a lot, these are still easy to hold and move around while sweating.

    Dava has a sampler pack that has all of their options for you to try, that's how I settled on that particular choice.
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    Tortex .88mm. Love these, just enough texture and the perfect size and thickness for me.
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    I've been using the dunlop "hot licks" copper picks for 20 years. no longer made. blue herdim and dunlop black ice picks are also pretty nice.

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    Tortex Green .88 for E, Eb and Bb(7 string) standard tuning
    Tortex Purple 1.14 for D standard tuning
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    I've really become quite particular when it comes to guitar picks. The extra heavy Dunlop Gel's are great - once I rub off the seam.

    I'd like to find a pick that is like these but without the seam. It's kind of a hassle to prep every pick.

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    pickboy-carbon/nylon...THE THICKNESS IS YOUR CHOICE...THEY'RE ALL GOOD !!!!!!!!!!

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    Ultex Jazz III's. Mostly the Petrucci sig version, but I've got all three sizes (standard yellow, 2mm blacks and Petrucci sigs which are also black). Great picks, last a long time and give you the most control in my opinion.

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    V- PICKS ......Tone and Feel!


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    I use the red nylon Dunlop Jazz III Max Grip. It's got some grip to it and for a guy like me who drops picks easy, it's great. And I love Jazz III's. I've literally tried every version and I love them all, but use Max Grip's for added grip. They are very popular with shredders and metal players but I'm a slower blues/classic rock guy. I just like the Jazz 3 because I fumble less with dropping the pick and now even a Tortex feels like a potato chip to me.

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    Pickboy Vintage Rainbow 78mm picks for me mainly, a bit thicker than most MED picks and very smooth sounding ( I usually play them backwards with one of the fatter ends )
    I have been trying out the Dunlop Yellow Tortex 73mm lately like them at times, they get a harshness at times for me but they also can have a nice ( treble ) bite.
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    Dunlop tortex greens... I can get 'em at BestBuy, thus saving me from temptation when walking into a guitar store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    Dunlop tortex greens... I can get 'em at BestBuy, thus saving me from temptation when walking into a guitar store.
    Doesn't the Downers Grove Best Buy on Butterfield have a music store in it? Granted its pretty much Fender, Gibson, Peavey and Schecter so not much of a temptation for me anyway.
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    I'm a jazz player who only uses picks around 25% of the time. But I am very picky (no pun intended) when I do use them. I used Jazz III's for a while but had a little trouble with dropping them. My fingers tend to sweat after extended play with a pick. I then found a pick online mentioned earlier in this thread, the Dava Grip Tip. Dava makes a version called the Jazz Grip, which is essentially a slightly (very slightly) larger Jazz III with a rubber grip. I also like the tips more - they don't wear out nearly as fast as Dunlop's picks, and the edge is a little flatter, and sound just a little warmer and fuller (very subtle difference, but it's there).

    The only issue I have with them is if they change position in your grip, you end up accidentally playing with the rubber part. Not good. Happened a lot at first, but once you get used to them, it's very rare.

    http://www.amazon.com/Dava-Jazz-Grip...dava+jazz+grip


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    Quote Originally Posted by yankeebulldog View Post
    Doesn't the Downers Grove Best Buy on Butterfield have a music store in it? Granted its pretty much Fender, Gibson, Peavey and Schecter so not much of a temptation for me anyway.
    It does, but I hit up the one on 75th.

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    Steve Clayton .80

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    Steve Clayton custom designed. 1.0mm White Delrin. Had them made them for a cast gift, but found the design made them easy to grip and the stiffness was good for tendonitis.


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    I can't find the Ultex Jazz IIIs locally (which is weird?), so I ordered a bunch from Dunlop's website. I want to try them. Should be here later this week.
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    Dunlop Jazz iii


    As I've been playing so much over the past couple of years I've progressed from thinner to thicker picks.

    Now I have a picks I like for electric guitar (JazzIII EJ), Bass ( Tortex 1.0 ) and Acoustic Guitar ( Tortex .8).

    Two years ago all I wanted was the .5 "orange" Tortex, now I don't know how i played with it!

    The Jazz III's were a happy accident. I kept reading about all these players I liked using it....so i bought a pack on a whim.
    If you start digging it's a surprising list, across many genres everybody from Eric Johnson and Joe Bonamassa to Kirk Hammlett.

    If I thought I was going to live this long I'd have taken better care of myself!

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    My Dava 6 pack came today.
    I like them very much, but the Dunlop green tortex .88 seem to be a little brighter sounding than these.
    But still these are very nice, and I am going to give them a long try out.


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