#1
I just got a pack of jazz III's and they are so small that it is awkward to use them... is it worth getting used to their size or should i just use my old tortex picks?
#2
dude they are like the same size
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#3
no they arent...when i started useing them i noticed that because of how small they are they helped me become more accurate
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#4
im holding a jazz 3 and a tortex .88 and they are seriously like almost identical
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#5
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dude they are like the same size


These picks are small as **** compared to standard picks dude trust me

Are you sure you dont have the jumbo jazz III's?
#6
I'm warning you right now:

once you get used to the Jazz III's, you will NEVER switch picks ever again.

if i use a regular fender medium, or a tortex, i feel like im using a friggin oar, or some **** like that.

jazz III's > all.
#7
hes not talking about if its light or heavy hes talking about the surface area of it
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#8
I've been using the jazz stubbies forever now, the 3mm ones. I can't use anything else now.
#9
Quote by Fender52604
I'm warning you right now:

once you get used to the Jazz III's, you will NEVER switch picks ever again.

if i use a regular fender medium, or a tortex, i feel like im using a friggin oar, or some **** like that.

jazz III's > all.

...everything you just said is so tru lol
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#10
i think i just have small tortexs.....
and he was talkin about the surface area
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#11
It is absolutely worth it. I've been using them for years now. Once your completely comfortable with them, every riff becomes like putting on a worn in shoe. Just dont get used to them, then switch. It's a bitch to have to relearn. For me anyways.
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#13
Say goodbye to asking people if they have extra picks once you get into Jazz III's. Seriously, ever since I've started using them around a year ago I have had to carry a few with me wherever I went. It's well worth it though
#14
all in all... USE JAZZ PICKS
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#18
I used jazz III's for a couple of weeks and didn't like them for powerchords/chords at all! They where way to small, so the fingers on my picking hand kept hitting the strings. Although I liked them for solos and just slow single note things. I use Dunlop Tortex .88 now
#19
I love jazz III's they are all i use playing guitar. When i play bass, i tend to use the dunlop 1.5 gator grips. Either way i only use those 2 picks.
#20
I've used Jazz III ever since i started playing guitar.
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#21
You think IIIs are small? Try the Jazz I then. It's even smaller and the only thing I'll touch.

But to answer your question: Try them for a couple of days. I find small picks make tremolo picking easier and more accurate. But generally, use what feels best to you.
#24
a pick won't make you a good guitarist. use what is comfortable to you, listen to nobody else because they aren't you and don't know what you are comfortable with.

as for me, i hate how small they are. i drop the if i start to REALLY jam or if i try and do some strumming. i stick with some fender heavies or w/e is on hand at the time. not too picky.
#25
Don't know if this has been said, but please please please, do yourself the favor and practice with only the Jazz III for like 5 days. After that, switch back to your old pick and it will feel like you're holding a big, clumsy, inarticulate 2x4. The Jazz III takes a bit of time to get used to, but like others have said, if you give it a little love, you'll never want to play with another pick again.
#26
use the black jazz III's, not the red ones.
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#27
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use the black jazz III's, not the red ones.


the difference being?...
#28
III's are sick dude. i got some old ones and i read this thread today and picked them up and started playing. its not much more difficult just a bit for like chordy type things but its cleaner.
#29
i just bought some jazz lll and i have the same feeling, bc they seem way too small, but im going to get used to them
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#30
i've always preferred jazz picks and the jazz 3's are the best of the bunch. but i think its all about comfort if they dont feel right, dont use them
#31
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the difference being?...

the red ones are thinner, and thin picks are for girly-men.
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#33
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the red ones are thinner, and thin picks are for girly-men.

They also do not have the grip thingy that the black ones do. (You know those little dots).
#34
Quote by Fender52604
I'm warning you right now:

once you get used to the Jazz III's, you will NEVER switch picks ever again.

if i use a regular fender medium, or a tortex, i feel like im using a friggin oar, or some **** like that.

jazz III's > all.


I've heard of many people who used jazz IIIs that switched to v-picks. Even a 40 year guitarist who loved his jazz IIIs until he tried a v-pick.

Also, tortex picks are smaller (surface area wise) than a "normal" sized pick. So are Jazz III's. They are about the same size.