Have you ever found THE pick?

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  1. I Break Things

    I Break Things Senior Member

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    I can't decide on a favorite pick. I'm always trying out different ones. The minute I pick a favorite, I find one I like better. Can anyone else relate? 1510252682340700310562.jpg
     
  2. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    Yep..4th one from the left, top row..
     
  3. danohat

    danohat Senior Member

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    Red small one, bottom right.
     
  4. I Break Things

    I Break Things Senior Member

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    Those were my favorite for awhile. I don't use them much now though.
     
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    TheX Voice of Reason

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    Alligatorbling ★AstroCat★ Premium Member V.I.P. Member MLP Vendor

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    same here, great for harmonics too.
     
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  7. DotStudio

    DotStudio Silver Supporter

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    I'm just happy when I can find one laying around.

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  8. Hack

    Hack Senior Member

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    Check the dryer.
     
  9. SteveC

    SteveC Village Elder V.I.P. Member

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    Shred Astaire Senior Member

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    Dunlop Jazz III.

    The end.
     
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    Roberteaux GOOMPH! V.I.P. Member

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    I use these el cheapo Peavey jazz picks:

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    I tried several other types in the beginning, but after my first seven months of playing began using these. Seven years later, and I'm still using them.

    Thing is, though: I don't always use a plectrum-- I play a lot of finger-picked stuff on acoustic and dispense with the picks altogether in a lot of compositions of that sort.

    Also, there are times when I use the Peavy picks in conjunction with two metallic finger picks-- one on my middle finger and one on my ring finger.

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    That's my setup while playing stuff by the Byrds à la Roger McGuinn. His hybrid style is also useful for playing stuff by Jorma Kaukonen and Steve Howe, but I started using them in conjunction with a Rickenbacker 12-string electric while learning to play things the way McGuinn played 'em. I understand that Johnny Winter sometimes played with a full set of metallic picks, too.

    We're all different. So far I've met only two other guys who favor those teardrop-shaped jazz picks, and just a couple of bluegrass guys who favored the use of the metallic picks.

    Best luck in your quest for the right plectrum. There sure are a lot to choose from.

    --R :thumb:
     
  12. BlankinLoud

    BlankinLoud Senior Member

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    I find orphaned picks in the dryer at the laundromat on occasion.
     
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    Roberteaux GOOMPH! V.I.P. Member

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    Those aren't "orphaned" picks-- they're a gift to you from the Pick Fairy, who is rewarding you for doing your laundry!

    And yes: that's the same Pick Fairy who makes them disappear if you don't practice enough.

    --R :D
     
  14. cherrysunburst00

    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    Dunlop .88, only
     
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    penguinchit Senior Member

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    Same here...Those green turtles are fantastic.
     
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    defcrew Senior Member

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    I've used Herco gold almost exclusively since the mid 70s. Play them upside down picking with the "grip" part.
     
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    matthew bear Senior Member

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    me too, full size pick with the jazz tip, perfect!
     
  18. Death Incarnate

    Death Incarnate Premium V.I.P. Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    2nd one in the 2nd row has been my main pick for 10+ years:
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  19. JonCanfield

    JonCanfield Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    I'm using the blue Tortex. I've tried a few others and keep going back to this one.
    In fact, I have a bag of the silver Herco's that I don't like. If someone wants them I'd be happy to send them along
     
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    bilbarstow Premium Member

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    I've gone through a lot of different ones. Favorites have been the V-pick Standard, Tortex Blue or Purple, Everly Star picks (blue), and my current fave is the Dunlop Primetone Standard 1.5. The V-pick was something to get used to, but I really liked it tone wise. For $10 a single pick, I should !
     

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