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Old 01-21-2013, 11:40 AM   #21
Drew-A
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Dunlop Pitch Black Jazz III (1MM) for me!

I find 1MM works really well, although they are available slightly thinner and thicker. I like the small size and sharp tip - can't play with a standard Fender medium or the like!

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Old 01-23-2013, 06:43 PM   #22
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As small, sharp, and thick as possible.

Maybe not as thick as possible (picks would be infinitely large), but if I can make it bend it's too thick.

Jazz IIIs are awesome too.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:27 PM   #23
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I have a habit of buying a different pack of picks every time I'm at a guitar store. I find different styles of playing are easier with different types of picks. I like to experiment with all different types of picks too, good to know whats out there.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:38 AM   #24
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I use these purple jazz III's that are made with tortex. I grew up playing the jazz III's but my fingers get very sweaty when I play and they often slipped.

For acoustic I usually use the same pick or my fingers. Actually its the same with electric.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:48 AM   #25
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I use pieces of formica, or some similar plastic.

I used to teach a guy who worked with the stuff and I somehow ended up with a load...so I made picks from it.

It's great because it's thin and yet stiff- so it acts like a thick pick, but with a bit more accuracy. Before that I preferred thicker picks anyway. The only thing is that the attack is very sharp- but I like this because it contrasts hugely with when I switch to fingerpicking and therefore I can get a huge range of tones.

Also, regarding the grip thing, I actually hold my picks so lightly that I could forget it was in my hand! I think maybe- if you're having grip problems- you're holding the pick too tightly

Whenever I consciously grip the pick, it tends to slip more. So I don't grip it.
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