PICKS! What does everybody use?

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  1. OzzyIommi

    OzzyIommi Member

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    Dunlop picks are the best.
     
  2. zontar

    zontar Senior Member

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    I had a dream about guitar picks the other night.
     
  3. JohnnyWalker

    JohnnyWalker Senior Member

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    Jazz III.
     
  4. Zidane

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    Dunlop Tortex .50mm (the red one) for Rock N' Roll
    Dunlop Ultex Jazz III for Metal! and shredding!!
     
  5. kspeed

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    Just got my Ultex and Ultem picks in last night. I only had time to do a quick A/B on my acoustic last night, but the differences were audible.

    What I got: Clayton Ultem Gold Sharp Standard .72, Dunlop Jazz III Ultex, Dunlop Ultex Sharp .73

    What I compared: Fender Thin Celluloid, Snarling Dog Brain Pick .53, Fender Heavy Tortoise jazz shaped

    In each case, the Ultex and Ultem picks were louder and clearer with sharper attack and higher treble response. There was no noticeable "boost" to mid or bass response. The Jazz III Ultex picks, in particular, were louder and the differences vs the Fender & Snarling Dog picks were more pronounced. I did not have time to pick a favorite among the various Ultem/Ultex picks, so I'll give them all a try at band practice tonight.

    For anyone interested in Ultem or Ultex picks I can say they do exactly what I was hoping for: they provide sharper attack, greater volume, and better high frequency response. For someone like me who plays lead and needs to cut through a band mix, these are certainly an improvement over the everyday picks you find at most music stores. I had to order these through MF as nobody around here stocks them.
     
  6. Rob S

    Rob S Senior Member

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    V Pick convert here.:)
     
  7. ozone

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    I use these for electric and acoustic.
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    I've use these picks for couple years now.
    Great tone. Try them.
     
  8. colchar

    colchar Banned

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    Dunlop Tortex Greens.
     
  9. FEARLESS9273

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    Me too...
     
  10. doitforvangogh

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    Dunlop Tortex .73 for the better part of the last 20 years. Fender Mediums for 'twang' and Bluechip picks for 'unplugged' pick'n.
     
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    Herco
     
  12. MisterStrike

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    Dunlop Tortex 1.14
    Dunlop Tortex .88
    Dunlop Ultex Sharps 1.14
     
  13. ReadingOwls

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    Dunlop 1.5's. I used to use 2.00 but after a while it felt quite heavy, and it would really 'pull' on the strings. 1.5's still feel just as nice, and they don't chip as much as my other picks.
     
  14. 92Standard

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    Don't see anything wrong with this many pages on picks. I for one like it as I may see guys using something I never thought about before (ex....V-PICKS). I think it's pretty cool to see what others have chosen to use. It's obviously an interesting thread to most or else there wouldn't be seven pages! LOL

    BTW- I've been using the large rounded Fender heavy triangle (White, same as Kerry King of Slayer) for 10 years. Always had trouble holding regular or small picks like JazzIIIs.
     
  15. LesPauI+SG=Win

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    2.00 gator grips. I use heavy picks for heavy strings :thumb:
     
  16. Mike's_LP

    Mike's_LP Senior Member

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    I'll try nearly any pick I can get my hands on, but I keep coming back to celluloid Mediums. I'm also liking the .60 Ultex on the 10-52's. I wish they could make them another color besides "Mucus".
     
  17. landonblevins1995

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    brain picks .88
     
  18. Bristol Posse

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    Dunlop Gator Grip 1.14
     
  19. GoofyDawg

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    Think I've mentioned V-Picks and Red Bear Picks in this thread. But I just bought a Wegen pick (Trimus 350), and it's fantastic! Use it mainly for acoustic, but it works great for fat rhythm. For more general electric use, I'll have to try out a more pointy pick.
     
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    Eric Johnson Jazz IIIs.
     

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