Have you ever found THE pick?

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  1. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    .88 Tortex or Ultex for electric, .88 or .73 Dunlop nylons for acoustic.

    I still experiment with picks, one of the cheapest changes you can throw into your gear.
     
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    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    I've got a little keyring thingie, leather, to hold picks, nice snap-button. Holds four or so picks. Now, instead of credit-card jams in my wallet, I have to shove that into a pocket.

    The price we pay to play ...
     
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    Hard Fender or Ernie Ball pick, Any of the 2 will do.
     
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    Mark V Guitars バナナフライング... MLP Vendor

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    I use Fender Thin picks. I try others....to better my tone, but just enjoy the delicious bendy feedback when plucking strings too hard. Occasionally, if I pick too hard, these darn things shatter to all ends of the universe. The white pearloid only though. The others are definitely different. Usually thicker. Call me weird.

    Add, wanted to mention that I was at Fender a few years back and one of the employees and I were talking shop and the subject of picks came up and he went and grabbed me a box of them. The box was an old pedal box. Filled. I haven't run out of picks since.

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    I use many..Brass..Silver...88 Dunlop..1.4 V Pick..Ebony,Petrified Wood..Agate..

    But I really like this Meteorite..a bit pricey and Millions of years in the making..
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    guitfiddle Senior Member

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    Ultex Jazz lll. If I don't have one of those, one of the red or black ones will do, although they're a bit slicker on the strings.
     
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    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    It's in my signature:

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    KP11520 Senior Member

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    I have nerve damage in my hands and the right is the worst. I don't even feel them slipping out. So glad I found these.

    Dava Control Gels for Acoustic. Easy to hang on to and are quiet and not too clicky

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    Dava Jazz Grip Gels for Electric.

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  11. northernguitarguy

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    I too have polyneuropathy and deal with the same problem with slippage or having the pick be round side to the strings by the end of a song. I will have to look for these, though Brain picks work well for me.
     
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  12. C_Becker

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    Pickboy Carbon Nylon 1.14mm
    Haven't found a better one yet for my style of playing.
    Before that I used Jazz III XLs

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    Rocco Crocco Senior Member

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    Nard Senior Member

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    The small one on the right is great for lead and picking and I love it but not the best for strumming as it slips around too much. I use the bigger ones for strumming acoustic and find the orange one the best all rounder.

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    I'm going to have to try those. I have a fair bit of scarring in my right hand from a burn when I was little.
     
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    I've got two of those, one a razor in 2mm and the other a big mini sunrise in 3mm. They're nice, but I hate the price. Too expensive for me to carry around and lose! :laugh2:
     
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    I used the yellow Tortex picks for years. Then I started taking jazz lessons from a local instructor and he challenged me to practice with Jazz III picks for two weeks. It’s now been eight years and Jazz IIIs are all I use. By far one of the best changes I’ve ever made to my playing. I would rather go without a pick than play something else.
     
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    I played Jazz III's for a bit but they always slipped out of my hand during live shows because I start sweating like crazy 5 minutes into the set. I tried the tortex jazz iii's but always found the tip wore down too quickly.
     
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    Yeah, it sucks!

    They work better than the Brain picks by far for me. They were my last stop. LOL

    I hope the Dava works as well for you as they do for me. I'm WAY more confident with a Dava pick than any other. Try the both pick sizes for acoustic and electric.

    Best of luck!
     
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