Have you ever found THE pick?

Discussion in 'The Backstage' started by I Break Things, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. I Break Things

    I Break Things Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,482
    Likes Received:
    2,044
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2016
    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

    Messages:
    4,401
    Likes Received:
    3,360
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2011
    Yep..4th one from the left, top row..
     
  3. danohat

    danohat Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,835
    Likes Received:
    11,728
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2009
    Red small one, bottom right.
     
  4. I Break Things

    I Break Things Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,482
    Likes Received:
    2,044
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2016
    Those were my favorite for awhile. I don't use them much now though.
     
  5. TheX

    TheX Voice of Reason

    Messages:
    15,136
    Likes Received:
    21,709
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2008
    bbee.jpg
     
    DarrellV likes this.
  6. Alligatorbling

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

    Messages:
    41,582
    Likes Received:
    47,467
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2007
    same here, great for harmonics too.
     
    danohat likes this.
  7. DotStudio

    DotStudio Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    3,125
    Likes Received:
    4,702
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2015
    I'm just happy when I can find one laying around.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Hack

    Hack Senior Member

    Messages:
    16,041
    Likes Received:
    42,798
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010
    Check the dryer.
     
  9. SteveC

    SteveC Village Elder V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    6,687
    Likes Received:
    11,513
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2012
  10. Shred Astaire

    Shred Astaire Senior Member

    Messages:
    7,231
    Likes Received:
    13,595
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Dunlop Jazz III.

    The end.
     
    TheWelder and guitfiddle like this.
  11. Roberteaux

    Roberteaux Alien Hominid V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    24,457
    Likes Received:
    118,818
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    I use these el cheapo Peavey jazz picks:

    [​IMG]

    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.

    [​IMG]

    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:
     
    Hack, I Break Things and BlankinLoud like this.
  12. BlankinLoud

    BlankinLoud Senior Member

    Messages:
    4,308
    Likes Received:
    24,458
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2014
    I find orphaned picks in the dryer at the laundromat on occasion.
     
    Roberteaux likes this.
  13. Roberteaux

    Roberteaux Alien Hominid V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    24,457
    Likes Received:
    118,818
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    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

    Messages:
    8,449
    Likes Received:
    5,961
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2015
    Dunlop .88, only
     
    mdubya, ShawnM and penguinchit like this.
  15. penguinchit

    penguinchit Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,180
    Likes Received:
    930
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2015
    Same here...Those green turtles are fantastic.
     
    cherrysunburst00 likes this.
  16. defcrew

    defcrew Senior Member

    Messages:
    4,636
    Likes Received:
    4,689
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2010
    I've used Herco gold almost exclusively since the mid 70s. Play them upside down picking with the "grip" part.
     
    LP Traditional likes this.
  17. matthew bear

    matthew bear Senior Member

    Messages:
    4,004
    Likes Received:
    4,219
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    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

    Messages:
    6,157
    Likes Received:
    11,999
    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    2nd one in the 2nd row has been my main pick for 10+ years:
    [​IMG]
     
    Tone deaf likes this.
  19. JonCanfield

    JonCanfield Platinum Supporter Premium Member

    Messages:
    393
    Likes Received:
    590
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2017
    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
     
    ErictheRed likes this.
  20. bilbarstow

    bilbarstow Premium Member

    Messages:
    2,463
    Likes Received:
    3,092
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2011
    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 !
     

Share This Page