V-Picks

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  1. scrumm21

    scrumm21 Premium Member

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    ((just my .02 worth...)) 7891712451244157978-account_id=1.jpg
    Since I 1st picked up a guitar ( L.P. o'course) 2 years ago, One of the more aggravating issues I've faced is holding a guitar pick and not have it slip \ move around while playing.
    I've tried Monster Grips and that helps some. ( no desire to try the G-Snot )
    Read about and bought a trial pack of V-PICKS.
    Problem solved.
    Yeah they're very pricey but .....
    it's made a Huge difference. No longer having to use the death pinch to hold on to 'em.
    I noticed a difference within seconds of trying them.
    Has already improved my playing in just a couple of days. Minimal effort to hold them means better picking technique ( at least for me )
    2 of the 7 that came in trial pack work great for me, the other 5 I've given to others to try out.
    Co-worker who helped get me started learning the guitar took one home and is loving it. ( He's played local venues the last 20 yrs and had not tried them )
     
  2. Tiboy

    Tiboy Senior Member

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    Welcome to the club. Only pick I use for the same reason.
     
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  3. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    Shape wise, I have used these for years:
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  4. drew365

    drew365 Senior Member

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    Another V pick user here. I rotate between several models, but mostly a 2.75 with a rounded beveled edge. My picking is faster and smoother since moving to the V picks.
    I can't stand a thin flat pick anymore. It's like driving with the emergency brake on. The only other pick that compares to the V pick, is a Dunlop 2.0 Big Stubby.
     
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  5. CCK

    CCK Senior Member

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    Been using them exclusively for 2-3 years now. My favorite is the Ed King model, but they are pricey, I guess Ed's gotta get his cut (and deserves it) for the signed card that comes with them. Also like the Billy Gibbons, Johnny Hiland, and Switchblade models. Best selection, other than the web site is Carter's Vintage in Nashville. Really nice folks.
     
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  6. kboman

    kboman Senior Member

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    I like them a lot, I only wish they had larger shapes available. I've used them on and off since 2010-ish.
     
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  7. Al Walker

    Al Walker Senior Member

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    I just play with the round end of the pick. Never liked the pointy end anyway. Works for me. My $.02.
     
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    I Break Things Senior Member

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    I've tried that and it feels really odd to me. Maybe it's because I play with so little of the pick sticking out to begin with?
     
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  9. bulletproof

    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    +1
     
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  10. guitarstan

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    Been using them for several years and love em. I have probably a dozen different models, my current fav are the Shredder style V-picks eventho I don't shred, not even close. Still the shredder pick design allows me to play faster and smoother.
     
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  11. BlueCajun

    BlueCajun Senior Member

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    +2. That's what I currently do: Round end of a green Tortex pick.
     
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    irocdave12 Senior Member

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    You find the freakishly large version still too small? That's the one I use but I couldn't imagine going any bigger
     
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  13. scrumm21

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    Ya I've not taken to the "Large" one that came in the pack...can't imagine going larger than that..... Kin to Andre the Giant ??
     
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    Screamers... all I use...
     
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    kboman Senior Member

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    Large as in surface area, not thickness :) I can't stand small picks personally.
     
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  16. drew365

    drew365 Senior Member

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    You might like Blue Chip picks. They have different sizes and thicknesses. I mainly use V Picks but I've bought a few Blue Chip and I'm starting to like them. Definitely a little different.
     
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    solteroblues Senior Member

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    another v-pick user here... I love them, just ordered a new set should be in today! The only downside is that since they're clear, they're easily lost!
     
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  18. scrumm21

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    The clear ones Are easy to lose sight of.....liking them better every day...just ordered a couple more as backup
     
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    drew365 Senior Member

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    Well, all V Picks needn't be clear. These are all V Picks
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    Here's my current two favorites. A V Pick Tradition 2.75, and a Blue Chip that I think is 1.75
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    Sapphire Blue is on the way...
    ......And It Just Arrived lol 15 mins later lol 149436765750490308-account_id=1.jpg ......
     
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