Have you ever found THE pick?

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  1. Tim Fezziwig

    Tim Fezziwig Senior Member

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  2. redjunior

    redjunior Senior Member

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    Used a reshaped 1960 quarter for ages, then lost it about 1989, purple tortex since then.
     
  3. BrianB

    BrianB Senior Member

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    Love them Dunlops. I use the next thinner. .60. I've got a few of the .46's too. I never knew they actually have lighter (.38) until I stumbled across a pack of them recently.

    But there's always a .60 and a .46 in my wallet. Just in case....
     
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  4. Malikon

    Malikon Henshin! V.I.P. Member

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    that one, 1.0 size.

    it gets a crisp attack like tortoise shell or tusq, but it doesn't 'chirp' like those picks can do.
     
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  5. bungle

    bungle Premium Member

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    IMG_1699.JPG First one, top row. (Thanks Mal) But not till I drill a bunch of holes in it. I drill all my picks.
     
  6. Uncle Remus

    Uncle Remus Silver Supporter

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    The green one. No doubt my favorite.
     
  7. GitFiddle

    GitFiddle Senior Member

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  8. Dick Banks

    Dick Banks Senior Member

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    Green Dunlop tortex, 0.88mm. Why? First one I picked up.
     
  9. northernguitarguy

    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    Same here. Tried them four years ago and never looked back. I use the red, purple and green ones.
     
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  10. Ed B

    Ed B Senior Member

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    I go back and forth between the Herco 75 and Ultex Jazz iii for electrics. For my dreadnought and cowboy chords I like Fender light picks.
     
  11. Pennyman

    Pennyman Senior Member

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    Short answer is "no," but I'm partial to Tortex red (.50) and orange (.60).

    Sometimes if I'm just strumming my 12-string, I like something more floppy, like the Dunlop nylon .46. I never really bonded with "thick" picks.
     
  12. The General

    The General Senior Member

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    have yet to find the perfect one, but have settled on the V-Pick Freakisly Large. It's huge, which I like, and is 2.5mm thick. I have a hard time with slippage, and these fit in the creases in my fingers and the material is pretty grippy when it warms up. Have never dropped during gigs. Great for hammering chords.

    I don't like the chirp it gives when picker higher strings though. Need to figure a way around that.
     
  13. Wailing

    Wailing Senior Member

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    +1 on this plectrum...
     
  14. jeff_farkas

    jeff_farkas Senior Member

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    Same but .73.
     
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    sk8rat Senior Member

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    I use these. I was using .60's but they were a little too thin.
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  16. Bigfoot410

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    Me too....grey ones(1.0mm). Found no need to continue searching. Love the Snarling Dogs.
     
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  17. marksoundguitars

    marksoundguitars Chief Paint Sniffer

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    I like the Planet Waves ones with the raised logo, heavy gauge. Good grip for sweaty gigging.

    For thumbpicks, I like Ernie Ball.

    I use these at home, because I have a lot of them. ;)

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  18. spitfire

    spitfire Senior Member

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    If you aren't using one of these (Wegen) you're missing out. Alright, I'm kidding, Though these are quite popular for gypsy jazz playing. And surprisingly, even though there are about 3/16" thick, you can move damn fast with them.

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    This is actually my pick of choice. I love the Ultex material. It provides a lot of rich harmonics. Has some similarities to finger nails.

    Love a jazz pick because the small size provides better control. Sure they take more technique when wildly strumming. You can just go flap, flap, flap like you can with a big ol' thin pick, but it's not hard to get the technique down. Plus they are easy to palm when switching back and forth with finger picking.

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  19. Duane_the_tub

    Duane_the_tub Senior Member

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    My jam space is in our laundry room/spare bedroom, so whenever I need a pick I can always just grab one from the filter in the dryer.
     
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  20. Sp8ctre

    Sp8ctre Senior Member

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    My favorite for the past year is this...

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    These are my back ups

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