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HammerForce
04-14-2006, 04:46 AM
I just tried using a Dunlop Jazz 3 yesterday and I found it absolutely amazing. I think its small size meant that i don't have to move my hand as much whenh alternate picking and as such i think i can pick a lot faster.
I was just wondering what plectrums you guys all use as well as whether anyone knows what the pros use?

pavan
04-14-2006, 05:47 AM
Dunlop (Tortoise?) 2mm.

Im sure the rest of the world uses Jazz IIIs.

edit : lol at the sig. I remember that moment. Around this time last year wasnt it?

thenephilim
04-14-2006, 05:49 AM
Dunlop 3mm stubbies, imho the best picks out there. They give you such great control, and MAN do they birng out your picking nuances.

Matt_Malmsteen
04-14-2006, 07:14 AM
I use a Jim dunlop tortex, it's like .88
I might try the jazz III because everyone seems to say they give you more control and stuff, whether that's true or not I've yet to see.

Prophet of Page
04-14-2006, 08:09 AM
Small balck Jazz III's

PooKoo
04-14-2006, 08:15 AM
5 cent picks from my local music store, they give em to me for free and i cant play anything else half as good. Their like mediums.

Resiliance
04-14-2006, 08:34 AM
Dunlop Tortex 1.14

Stratwizard
04-14-2006, 08:35 AM
Those Ibanez picks.

paddyo
04-14-2006, 09:02 AM
Dunlop (Tortoise?) 2mm.

Im sure the rest of the world uses Jazz IIIs.

edit : lol at the sig. I remember that moment. Around this time last year wasnt it?
Are they the non-transparent ones? If so its the one I always use,I absolutely love them!

ILoveHarmonics
04-14-2006, 09:39 AM
I tried a lot and I still like the jazz III the most together with some of the toroise ones. I prefere the black one over the red one I tried because of more grip :). I know PG uses ibanez ones but the store were I buy doesn't sell them. I'm currious about those.

flamencogod
04-14-2006, 10:07 AM
^ I like the PG plectrums

I use small gibson picks, medium

pavan
04-14-2006, 10:40 AM
Are they the non-transparent ones? If so its the one I always use,I absolutely love them!

yep, been using them ever since I started off, & I dont see the need to stick to any other. Although there was a dark period when I used Ernie Balls.

Erich yeung
04-14-2006, 12:04 PM
I have jim dunlops, 1.5 mm, and its purple and has tortoise on it, they rule.

Mad Marius
04-14-2006, 12:20 PM
I can't play anything with thin picks. Anything above 1 mm is fine. The one I use right now is a "Fender Heavy" I think it's around 1 mm.

But I also liked the 3mm Dunlop.

StreetHawk
04-14-2006, 12:23 PM
Tortex .88, the green ones

canadianshred
04-14-2006, 01:15 PM
dunlop delrin 1.14, mine are pink

splice
04-14-2006, 01:58 PM
yeah man the jazz lll's kick it.....ive been usin them for like three months now and i love how they feel....but when i try to play with the picks most people use i feel awkward and it feels like its huge

SnowballofDoom
04-14-2006, 04:26 PM
Black Jazz IIIs, the red ones are bleh.

tard on tour
04-14-2006, 04:28 PM
Dunlop Tortex 1.14
same here

Erc
04-14-2006, 04:29 PM
I use the red Jazz IIIs =(

But then again I've never used the black ones, never seen any in my local music store that I often go to. But then I've never exactly looked....I guess I'll look for them next time.

Master Of Shred
04-14-2006, 04:32 PM
Vai sig picks, I digged the Gilbert ones as well, but my fingers are too big for those :sad:

Witch-king
04-14-2006, 04:35 PM
dunlop 1.14 or 1.5.

SnowballofDoom
04-14-2006, 04:35 PM
I use the red Jazz IIIs =(

But then again I've never used the black ones, never seen any in my local music store that I often go to. But then I've never exactly looked....I guess I'll look for them next time.

Hah, sorry about that, it's all preference ya know.

The red ones have more of a clicky sound, while the black ones have a fuller, bassier tone, at least from my experience.

John Kimble
04-14-2006, 06:07 PM
Black or red jazz III's. Regular picks just feel wrong to me after using the small ones for so long.

apocalypse13
04-14-2006, 06:42 PM
2mm Dunlop Gator Grips and I wouldn't mind getting bigger ones.

Freepower
04-14-2006, 07:11 PM
Red jazzers, though if i want chunk i'll dig out my 5mm stubby. Oh yeh. :cool:

Course, the red jazz 3s are infinitely superior. They almost never have a mould seam, unlike certain darkies that need a good filin' before they're good to go.

SnowballofDoom
04-14-2006, 07:18 PM
But after the filing, tis tonal heaven :p:

NevermorePsalm
04-14-2006, 08:00 PM
Ultex, .44s I think.

SickMetal
04-14-2006, 08:10 PM
I use either a dunlop 2mm big stubby or 2mm gater, only difference is that the latter doesn't have a grip.

eXor
04-15-2006, 12:25 PM
dunlop 1.5 mm.

like Malmsteen

mikeman
04-15-2006, 02:56 PM
My family:

Red Jazz III

Dunlop 1.5 Gator Grip

Dunlop Tortex .73 (my first picks)

Dunlop 3mm stubby


I'm thinking about getting the dunlop rhino picks. Apparently, they're indestructible.

Resiliance
04-15-2006, 05:14 PM
^I don't know about you, but I generally don't destroy my picks...

pavan
04-15-2006, 05:22 PM
reminds me of the guy who boasted of snapping the 6th string many times.

wynter
04-16-2006, 12:56 PM
Jazz IIIs, red or black. I cant stand anything bigger.

gunsnspaghetti
04-16-2006, 05:06 PM
I use Jazz III's as well. My guitar teacher recommended them, cause I can't manage the big ones that well- I'm left handed, but I play right handed, so I get more control with Jazz III's

cliff_em_all
04-16-2006, 05:22 PM
EBE alien series normally.

metal_man12
04-16-2006, 05:48 PM
red jazz IIIs pwn

ukdudeinuk
04-16-2006, 06:18 PM
I like both the red and black Jazz III's. I got a red one, then a black one. Ive since lost the red one and not seen any more red ones in the only decent music shop in the area...which is also crap because you cant try ANYTHING unless you can prove to them you have money to buy it on you/in your bank account. Even 50 quid crap guitars. Then they force me to play on some high gain amp so I cant actually tell if the guitar sucks...ok Im stopping my rant now.

nothing2gein
04-16-2006, 09:48 PM
I use Gator Grip 1.5mm


How big are the Gator Grips compared to the Jazz IIIs?

NevermorePsalm
04-16-2006, 09:52 PM
My family:

Red Jazz III

Dunlop 1.5 Gator Grip

Dunlop Tortex .73 (my first picks)

Dunlop 3mm stubby


I'm thinking about getting the dunlop rhino picks. Apparently, they're indestructible.
Ultex, its what I use. They are amazing.

mikeman
04-17-2006, 11:37 PM
^w00t.

I don't see the point of Jazz III. They have no stability. Maybe I'm just dumb, or my fingers are too big but I can't stand them. They're pretty good for string skipping, but I can't tremolo pick, or do any kind of speed picking with them. First, I played flight of the bumblebee with my Stubby, which felt pretty good, because it is hella stable and tapered in the end for speedpicking, and when I tried the Jazz, I'm like a one legged man in an ass kicking contest. I got nothing.

SnowballofDoom
04-17-2006, 11:39 PM
^w00t.

I don't see the point of Jazz III. They have no stability.

Stability being...thickness?

AngilasGuy
04-18-2006, 12:26 AM
Dunlop 3mm stubbies, imho the best picks out there. They give you such great control, and MAN do they birng out your picking nuances.

I love those too but for some reason I always get the feeling like... I dunno.. I'm cheating somehow.
Anyway I mostly use those 3mm stubbies for bass (Yes, I'm a pick bassist... I don't wanna snap my classical guitar nails though, so... there)

I mostly use extra-heavy Fenders. Plain white, or Plain black.

Night_Lights
04-18-2006, 01:29 AM
belive it or not, picks are expensive where i live.. about a doller for one stubbie.

mikeman
04-18-2006, 01:45 AM
Stability being...thickness?


No, they have some thickness. They don't bend much.

It's just that they have no grip! It's like trying to stab someone with a toothpick. Playing flight of the bumble bee, which is hella hard, is way harder.

trollblod
04-18-2006, 02:21 PM
I use black Jazz III's.
Everyone In my band uses them, including bassist, drummer (when he plays guitar) and the drummers brother, whom introduced me to this wonderfull pick

Dirtydeeds468
04-18-2006, 02:34 PM
Green 3mm Tortexes. (pointy)

metalmaster362
04-19-2006, 11:15 PM
the super thin sam ash picks yes its wierd but i learned on those

metalmaster362
04-19-2006, 11:18 PM
and jazz 3s are some of the worst things put on the earth my fingers are WAY to big for them

S0ulja23
04-20-2006, 01:31 AM
I mostly use those Dunlop Heavy Sharp picks annd Jazz III's and from time to time those small fender picks

mdude
04-20-2006, 02:16 AM
i use Dunlop Stubbies 2.0 mm, works for me (Y)

mr_clapton
04-20-2006, 02:55 AM
you guys use some thick picks heh i use dunlop tortex 1.0mm and that barely gives at all when i try to bend it with my hands, you people must like destroy your strings with those 3 mm things

HammerForce
04-20-2006, 10:10 AM
I've never ever broken a string. I think I just have a really really weak pick attack. Probably why I'm not too brilliant at playing an acoustic/ chords :(

slash_620
04-20-2006, 03:30 PM
Does anyone have a pick thinner than .7?

I feel stupid now, everyone seems to have giant picks.

Ktulu Master
04-20-2006, 07:37 PM
^ I use Dunlop Tortex .88mm (Green). However I've been using an Ibanez Joe Satriani Sig Pick recently, I feel like I play a lot better and faster when I use it, so I might stop using the greens and go up to purples or buy more JS picks.

I tried an Ultex triangle before, briliant plectrum, I liked the feel of it (the material) but it was a triangle so it was a bit too large.

I dont think any of my local music stores sell Dunlop Jazz III though, I might look around and find out.

Godly Moose
04-20-2006, 08:29 PM
My couch ate all my picks. :(

metalmaster362
04-20-2006, 11:29 PM
yea my picks seem to dissapear rather quickly

ILoveHarmonics
04-21-2006, 04:24 AM
That's why I always put them in my wallet :p:

bradbradbrad
04-21-2006, 07:48 AM
I use Dunlop 1.5mm ones, the ones with the crocodile on the front.

wangmaster
04-21-2006, 07:51 AM
those orange tortex ones, the 1.5 I think. any tortex for me though. go tortex!

Scorzerci
04-23-2006, 05:58 AM
For electricts I generally use Jazz 3's, but I recently bought some Dunlop stubbies and for acoustic I use tortex .50's.

Tom Martin
04-27-2006, 05:11 PM
Dunlop 3mm Stubbies all the way. I'll use the 2mm stubbies too, but only if there are no 3mm's to go with :( All the shops around me are stopping selling stubbies, I don't know what to do *cries*

splice
04-27-2006, 05:19 PM
i just started using jazz 1's....my dad accidentally got them for me when i told him to get the jazz 3's......i like them alright i guess....

stiff-upper-lip
05-03-2006, 11:58 AM
i use the standard Dunlop Nylon .88mm

Doubleday
05-03-2006, 03:46 PM
you guys use some thick picks heh i use dunlop tortex 1.0mm and that barely gives at all when i try to bend it with my hands, you people must like destroy your strings with those 3 mm things
Me too! I was getting worried that no one uses the same picks as me, but now my mind is at rest. They're great picks; they're thick, but not thick enough to snap your strings. Feel great and nice attack. I don't see why you would want anything bigger than 1mm. You like breaking your strings or something?

I like to wear my picks down so they're smooth and then play with them. As a result, I can make a 12 pack last for a year.

Matt_Malmsteen
05-03-2006, 03:46 PM
Since I last posted on here I've used the red jazzIIIs exclusively and I'm stuck on them, they're great, although plectrums are down to preference it's well worth checking them out.

Scorzerci
05-03-2006, 03:53 PM
well with the Jazz 3's I was using the same 4 for like 3 months or so and none of them were even starting to get worn. Now I bought two more I don't know why...

Erich yeung
05-04-2006, 02:57 PM
Ive recently started using black jazz IIIs cuz i caught one at the dragonforce concert (from an opening band) and i think its great. The sharp point makes for great precision and control, and its not actually that thick, but its really stiff, so you can get the stiffness of a really thick pick without having it be huge.

Chicken Chips
05-04-2006, 03:00 PM
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Powerslave214
05-05-2006, 02:53 AM
I've tried a LOT of different picks. For a standard shaped pick, I prefer the Steve Vai signature models for the semi-elongated tip and the polyacetal material. Clayton also makes polyacetal picks, but they don't feel quite the same. I've been trying to find a source for the Ibanez polyacetal black (same material, no Vai signature graphics) as listed on the Japanese Ibanez site, but so far can't find any dealers that carry them.

I prefer picks with sharp tips, so I do rather like the Jazz IIIs and the Jazz Tortex M3's. The Stubbies are ok, but way too slick surfaced for my tastes. My two absolute favorites are the Jazz III XL (black), and the Pickboy Carbon Nylon Reefer 1.14 mm. Bigger bodied, same pointed tip.

Scorzerci
05-05-2006, 10:04 AM
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