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Old 01-03-2009, 04:24 PM   #1
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PICKS! What does everybody use?

I use the classic Fender celluloid heavys!
Love them! What do you guys use?



I started out with thins but one of my friends dads who plays guitar let me borrow one of his heavys and I have not gone back its been 5 years! IMO they produce a better tone. Problem is they wear out fast are there any picks out there that dont wear out that well but feel like the classic heavys?

Anyways fire away what do you guys use?
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:35 PM   #2
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Re: PICKS! What does everybody use?

I just bought a 12 pack of Herco Flex 75's. They are awesome. Good firm grip.
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:36 PM   #3
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Dunlop nylon .73s
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:38 PM   #4
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Re: PICKS! What does everybody use?

Has anyone seen that 'horse' pic?
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:41 PM   #5
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Has anyone seen that 'horse' pic?
this horse pic???
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:42 PM   #6
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:51 PM   #7
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:53 PM   #8
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this horse pic???
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Old 01-03-2009, 05:19 PM   #9
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Old 01-03-2009, 05:25 PM   #10
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Re: PICKS! What does everybody use?

My buddy turned me onto Jazz 3 picks a couple of months ago. It took a little bit to get used to them. They're thick, but the edges are tapered so it rolls off the strings and since I've gotten used to them all the other picks seem HUGE now. Give'em a shot!!

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Old 01-03-2009, 05:40 PM   #11
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Jazz IIIs, black and red.
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Re: PICKS! What does everybody use?

Grover Allman The Simpsons Medium

Jim Dunlop M-L Gel pick

Cool Picks Juratex Sand Textured
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:54 PM   #13
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Fender medium tortoise shells

And the greatest picks ever invented.......... The Mel Bay Bullseye Pick (vintage) Green
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:19 PM   #14
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Re: PICKS! What does everybody use?

Dunlop Nylon Standards, used .88 mm for 31 years but recently switched to the black 1.0mm Nylon Standards.

They last forever, I have my "lucky" pick that I have had for over 25 years it's .88 and lives in my wallet.
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:22 PM   #15
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Dunlop Gator Grip 1.14mm.

Used to use the tortex's but tried these and liked them a little better.
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:55 PM   #16
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Re: PICKS! What does everybody use?

DUNLOP+TORTEX+88.JPG

Doesn't everybody?
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:49 PM   #18
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Re: PICKS! What does everybody use?

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Yeah I think this is the one he is talking about...this PICK thread has been done quite a bit
my bad im kind of new here so i didnt know
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:55 PM   #19
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Re: PICKS! What does everybody use?

.73 tortex the mean yellow dealios
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:04 PM   #20
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Now that's funny

I use these .....
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or i just use my fingers.
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:41 AM   #21
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Re: PICKS! What does everybody use?

man SCREW fender celluloid picks they break constantly...despite how cool they look ;]

I use Dunlop Ultex .73

...the piss yellow ones with rhinos on the front haha
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:09 AM   #22
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Re: PICKS! What does everybody use?

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either this one or the regular Jim Dunlop Heavys,for right now. as long as its a heavy I dont really care or think about it much. Heavy for heavy tone mojo!!
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Old 01-04-2009, 02:01 AM   #23
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Re: PICKS! What does everybody use?



I found these in a bowl at a guitar store in North Georgia a few years back and I haven't used anything else since.

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Old 01-04-2009, 02:07 AM   #24
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Old 01-04-2009, 02:26 AM   #25
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Re: PICKS! What does everybody use?

I'll leave the horse alone--I'll answer again.

First, I like thick picks, and I'm flexible--I just don't like my pick to be.
So I use thick picks, but I tend not to like them too thick.
So my main picks are Tortex 1.14 (purple) and Gator Grips 1.14 (blue)

I prefer the Tortex on my Les Paul, and the Gator grip on my Mustang for some reason.
Here are two very old picks from my early days when I first switched to heavy picks. They are mentioned in the first two posts of this thread--so I know where these guys are coming from-

(Both pictures are from putting my picks on my scanner. I wish I could do that with my guitars.)

But I've used (and still use) a variety of other picks as well. Although I am starting to play more often with my fingers again.
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jim dunlop Jazz III(red)
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:30 AM   #27
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Re: PICKS! What does everybody use?

I like the Tortex .73 and thicker and usually have a bunch of them laying around, I also really like the ultex picks (mostly the jazz size).

My most favorite pick is the surfpick jazz stubby.
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:48 AM   #29
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Re: PICKS! What does everybody use?

these are my favorites...

i used HEAVY picks in my younger playing days but have gravitated to the thinner ones in the last couple years.

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Old 01-04-2009, 11:24 AM   #30
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Re: PICKS! What does everybody use?

I'm one of the few that uses Dunlop 1 mm Red Gels. I love them, but they're getting harder to track down as many shops won't stock them.

This is a good source, but there will be a run on the UK pound this year and we won't be able to afford foreign plectra...



Or dead horses...
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