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Old 01-06-2013, 07:26 PM   #1
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The Perfect Pick

Okay, I am on the search for the perfect pick. I've gotten alot of picks and I have narrowed down what I need in a pick.

1) Has to be a small, jazz shaped pick
2) I need to get a big, thick sound out of it
3) Needs to be fairly thick
(My 2 favourite picks right now are a Traynor 1.5mm tortex and a Dunlop jazz stubbie which is 3mm. I like both of these picks, but they're both missing something, though I'm not sure what that something is.)

Could anyone help me on what pick might be a good choice, so I could test it out? I don't know if I need a pick thicker than 3mm, but I'd be willing to try. Right know, I like the size of the stubbie and the sound that it makes, and I like the material that the Traynor is made out of, though I would like it if it was thicker.

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Old 01-06-2013, 07:36 PM   #2
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:41 PM   #3
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OK, thanks for the quick reply. Whats the tone like on the V picks? I'd probably get the small pointed one if I get it, but whats the tone difference between the different models of the small pointed's?
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:04 PM   #4
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i thought you wanted a thicker nice to use pick...

now your talking about the tone?

might want to check out tgp.

if you actually want a pick that's good for playing..

grab the dimension junior unbuffed. it's actually the size and thickness you want.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:17 AM   #5
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I see you already tried the Stubbies. Have you tried the smaller version? It's like the same size as a Jazz III, only tapered like the Big Stubby.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:11 PM   #6
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Yes, I'd like a thick pick.

With the dimension junior unbuffed, how long does it last? For $10, I want it to last a while.
And what does it sound like?
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:11 PM   #7
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It lasts forever and sounds like a pick.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:13 PM   #8
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Check out dugain picks. I love them (the wooden ones). Although you wanna be careful you don't lose those
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:20 PM   #9
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I use Dava Jazz Grips and Dava Grip Tips (the Delrins, not nylon or "gel" or whatever they call it). Both great picks, though it sounds like the Jazz Grips would be more your style, with the small jazz sizing. If you hold the pick closer to the tip, you can definitely get stronger, heavier sounds out of it.

Here's the link: http://www.davapick.com/picks/grip_tip
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:24 PM   #10
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sounds like a pick.


You don't say. I meant, what does it sound like in comparison to a pick, such as the jazz pick.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:15 AM   #12
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Don't get the Dimension Junior, it sounds like plastic.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:24 AM   #13
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Is there really that big of a tonal difference between picks? I use a 3mm Dunlop Big Stubby now. I've found they're slightly crunchier than more typical thin picks, but it's pretty subtle.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:19 AM   #14
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Is there really that big of a tonal difference between picks? I use a 3mm Dunlop Big Stubby now. I've found they're slightly crunchier than more typical thin picks, but it's pretty subtle.


It depends on which picks you compare it to. Between some picks, there is barely any, and others it has a fairly noticible difference
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:50 AM   #15
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You won't get a huge tonal difference between picks unless you are comparing the difference in attack you get from different materials, i.e., metal vs. nylon. Don't worry about it too much. Just go to a store and buy a bunch of thick picks...
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:00 PM   #17
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Yeah, I would just head over to your local music store, get an assortment of single picks you think you might be interested in, and see if you like any.

Personally, I only use Dunlop Delrin Standard 1.5 mm. They're hard to find, though, so I usually end up ordering them in bulk from Musician's Friend. They're made out of this shiny, slick plastic material and I love it! Some people say it's too slippery for their fingers (I've never had this problem) but I absolutely love the way it interacts with the strings. I know they make them up to 2.0 mm (used to use those) but I don't know if they come thicker than that. That should be plenty thick, though.

Also, I really doubt that what you need is to go thicker than 3 mm. That in itself seems kinda ridiculous to me. I never really liked stubbys anyway. To me, they sound overly bassy, muddy, and undefined and are annoying to play with.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:26 PM   #18
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How do wood guitar picks compare to standard plastic picks? Is it a large difference, or just a subtle one?

I have gone to a music store and bought picks, and the Traynor and Stubbie were the ones I like best.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:40 PM   #19
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:46 PM   #20
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I would, but It's just missing something in the tone. So I'm thinking that I might have to buy ones that you can't get at a common music store.
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