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Old 07-01-2013, 11:06 AM   #1
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Anyone stopped using JazzIIIs?

I've used Dunlop JazzIIIs for 4 years, lately I've been using a heavy tortex that I scratched grip onto, I think it's kinda better, but I can't play as well in some ways, but better in others and more tonal variation with the rounder tip. Any thoughts about this for those who used both? Strumming is also better with the bigger pick, maybe I'll use two different picks depending on the song...anyone do this?
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:13 AM   #2
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Nope. Jazz III's have been my default for years and years. No interest in changing it up, but what works for me may not work for others
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:26 AM   #3
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Yes I use different picks depending on what Im playing. If it is just strumming then ANY pick will do, but if Im doing alternate picking and stuff then Ill use the ones Im most comfortable with.
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:34 PM   #4
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I make my own picks -black plastic tv diners
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:49 PM   #5
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I use Dunlop 2.0 mm picks, and they suit me pretty well.
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:06 PM   #6
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i've been using intune 1.14 mm delrin jazz III's for the past 3 years. they've improved my playing dramatically, and i have no plan on using anything else. a lot of people do complain about strumming with such small picks but i have no problem, if anything it should train you to be more exact with your picking.
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:22 PM   #7
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Yep, I switched back to dunlops because I realized that in some way my playing was too dependable of the jazzIII and wanted to be confortable with any pick. I also find them better for heavy picking and funk rhythm. Every once and then I play with one of my spare jazzIII, especially if I'm trying to play some Gilbert shred haha
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:23 PM   #8
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i'll always love the regular jazz III shape without a doubt. recently i switched to the ultex jazz IIIs though, they're even better than the nylon ones!
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:39 PM   #9
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I use regular dunlop picks, 1,20 mm. I like them thicker picks.
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Old 07-01-2013, 02:19 PM   #10
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Yep, I switched back to dunlops because I realized that in some way my playing was too dependable of the jazzIII and wanted to be confortable with any pick. I also find them better for heavy picking and funk rhythm. Every once and then I play with one of my spare jazzIII, especially if I'm trying to play some Gilbert shred haha


I noticed the cello type sound you can get with a rounded tip angled pick is really nice with gain, as Paul gilbert uses a lot, it can't be done with a JazzIII, well not by me anyways. I can still pick way better with the JazzIII though, so it's hard to get away from it. I can't think of any great famous shredders that use them though, Vai, Gilbert, YM, anyone really seems to use the normal shape, 1-2mm. I don't mind the small size at all, it's more the tip that I like and don't like at the same time. I was just playing using the JazzIII round corner at the top, get that sound a bit too round though, they should make it a bit sharper for 3 different corners.

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Old 07-01-2013, 02:57 PM   #11
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Use to use the Dunlop Jazz III's 1mm-2mm. Couldn't buy them in packs and got tired of shreading the tips off in a couple of weeks.
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:15 PM   #12
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Jazz III forever for me. I tried to change, but I'm more comfortable with the Jazz III.

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Old 07-01-2013, 07:31 PM   #13
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Used to use Jazz IIIs, switched to the Ultex. Since then, I've started using carbon fiber Jazz IIIs. It's got the same advantages of the standard Jazz III, but it's got a grip texture and they never, ever get dull. I've been using the same one for about a year (I've got the rest of the 12-pack still in the plastic), both picking and chewing on it in between takes, and it's no different from the untouched ones besides a few tooth marks on the grip.
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:20 AM   #14
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I used them cause Alexi Laiho used them. Then I tried gator grips and they shit on jizz trees.
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:41 AM   #15
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All I've used for the past 10 something years. I even have two picks that i used when I started playing, they're worn for sure, but I still use them. I went through probably 50 picks of medium and thin styles from fender, gibson, and a few other companies, would break them constantly. Guy at the music shop saw me coming in so often for picks and suggested the jazz III...the man deserves a medal lol
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:15 AM   #16
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Can't use anything else then Dugain Baby Acetate for a while. Its really great.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:58 AM   #17
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switched to the XL after using the III exclusively for years
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:33 AM   #18
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I primarily use III's, and a occasional stubby now and then. Still need to check out the carbon and XL versions..
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:34 AM   #19
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I primarily used Jazz III XL's for the better part of two years, and recently discovered the Dunlop Ultex picks and I've been using them exclusively for the past couple months. They just feel like the perfect fit for my playing style and I love the tonal response from them too.

I started with the .92 Ultex Sharps, which like the Jazz III XL's have a nice point to the tip. About a month ago though, I went to a local shop looking for more Ultex, and they didn't have any Sharps, or .92's! In somewhat of a pinch, I grabbed some standard Ultex 1mm's and they've just fit perfectly! I actually find the standard pick edge, along with the slight increase in thickness, really sounds and feels great when it comes to the Ultex.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:43 AM   #20
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I used III's for a while. I had a lot of trouble because of how small they were. My fingers kept getting scraped on the strings. I switch to the XL's for a while but I've played on Tortex for about a year now.
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