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Old 04-26-2013, 02:50 AM   #1
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Up and downs of Dunlop Jazz picks?

I was going to order some from the net soon since they don't carry the Dunlop Jazz picks in the stores where I'm from. Could you guys give some feedback on the feel of the picks and maybe some alternate suggestions if you prefer some other line of dunlop or another brand. Thanks a lot
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:04 AM   #2
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They are what they are - either you like them or you don't. Picks (like strings) can't be compared objectively, you just have to try a bunch of different kinds until you find the ones that work for you.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:09 AM   #3
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I understand what you mean offworld92 but I meant like if they bend a lot or if they feel really slipery
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:12 AM   #4
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Stiff and grippy. I used them for years, moved onto Dava or V Picks these days though
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:12 AM   #5
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I understand what you mean offworld92 but I meant like if they bend a lot or if they feel really slipery

I pretty much only play with Ultex Jazz III picks now, and they wont bend nor do they feel the slighest bit slippery.
They last a long time as well before you have to change picks.
I don't think any of the other jazz picks have that much flex in them either.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:17 AM   #6
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I have the tortex 1.0 mm and the ultex 1.0 and i find them small are the jazz ones wider?
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none of my friends really care about the picks they use they dont believe a better pick could make playing easier haha
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I have the tortex 1.0 mm and the ultex 1.0 and i find them small are the jazz ones wider?

Um...the Jazz picks are smaller...much smaller
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Um...the Jazz picks are smaller...much smaller

Larger jazz picks exist too
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Larger jazz picks exist too


you mean the XL ones?
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you mean the XL ones?

Probably. I've always just called 'em jazz 3's. The tiny ones I found annoying to grip
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Fair point with the XL Jazz... I wasn't much of a fan though. They feel kinda weird to me now.
The Ultex Jazz III is only available in one size though, and that's the small and thick one.
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:42 AM   #13
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military people will know this one possibly, deployment pog's back in the day. Just take one of those and cut a pick out of it. Too flimsy for most but, works in a pinch. Still have a handful for sentimental reasons.

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I used Jazz III XL's for quite some time. I find the regular sized Jazz's are a bit small for my liking.

I've recently switched to Ultex Sharps .90's, which of course have a pointy tip like the Jazz III. However, the Ultex is unlike any pick I've used in terms of grip. It really seems to stick to the fingers when your hands start sweating. Also, I've found the .90 gauge is great for both rhythms and leads. In terms of tone, the Ultex Sharps seem to add an extra bit of brightness to the tone, which I like, as compared to the Jazz III XL's which seem a bit darker.

If you're looking to try out some new picks, especially Jazz/Sharp-type picks, I recommend getting a few different models and experimenting with each.
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:04 PM   #16
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I found them (Jazz III Ultex) too small, a little clunky and easy to drop if you get sweaty hands (which to be honest these days I dont), they are very precise the Ultex surface is slippery making them great for fast picking if your technique is polished enough to only use the very tip of the plectrum, because they are so hard though they have no play/movement in the material at all. I now use the Ultex 1.0, a more traditional pic without the writing rising up (the Jazz III doesn't have a smooth surface but the writing comes up almost like a grip), it also has a little play in it.

For years I used the Ibanez Steve Vai signature pics, they have a smoother feel with a softer more plyable plastic, though they are still hard due to the thickness, not quite as hard as the Ultex 1.0mm+. On feel alone I would probably still use the Vai pics, but they wear down fairly quickly and you can find you go through a lot of them, they will never snap/break though.

Buy yourself a selection of Ultex, Ultex Sharp, Ultex Jazz III and I would definitely recommend you try the Steve Vai pics.
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