#1
I know certain picks can pick faster and smoother than others (e.g., a steel pick is kind of slow and grainy like).
What's your opinion on the fastest pick?
#2
It's more what pick you find most comfortable, your picking's only as good as you make it. If i gave Brian May a stubby, i doubt he'd be able to do it half as well as with a standard sixpence.
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#4
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Dunlop jazz III picks, you will love them.

i double agree with him, Dunlop Jazz III picks are great
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#5
Yeah, I use a Dunlop Jazz II, but I tried my teacher's Jazz III and it was even better!
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Jazz lll's for me, but I guess its personal preference
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#8
Quote by smaniato
Yeah, I use a Dunlop Jazz II, but I tried my teacher's Jazz III and it was even better!

Do you use the XL version or something?
#9
There is no such thing as a fast pick, however heavier picks are generally better suited to playing fast because they flex less, therefore you have more control and can be more accurate.
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#10
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Do you use the XL version or something?


yeah the jazz III are smaller but got used to it real quick
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I use Dunlop Tortex .88 in size (Greenies) And i think they are perfect for overall stuff.
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#13
i use peavey picks...
1.4 mm, because short of a rock, there's nothing else better...
but i guess it is preference, since i know guys that swear by thin/medium picks
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#14
Wow. I just got the jazz picks. They're smaller than I imagined but great. I thought I was getting 6 of the Jazz 3, but I got 2 each of 1, 2, and 3. Jazz 3 has a nice pointy tip and it's good 'n thick.
#16
Quote by sashki
Theoretically, the fastest picks would have a small contact area, be smooth, and quite thick. The Jazz 3 matches all of these criteria.

Yeah they're nice, and they even have raised letters for a little grip.
#17
Wow. I'll actually try these out next time, if my guitar center has anything in stock. (rarely)
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#18
You can grab some on eBay like I did.
I got 6 for $4 (plus shipping of course which was a few bucks)
There's some right now for $4 and free shipping, you get 6.
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#19
As said above Jazz III's are the fastest picks available. Although, they are not my favorite. I use Dunlop Delrin's 1.14 mm and I think might be getting a 6-pack Box of them soon....They are a heavier brand of pick than most others but I could do everything with them. You should check them out.
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#21
Quote by guitar351
great picks for pinch harmonics?

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#22
my favorite pick would be either the 204 or 205 jazz tones from dunlop. I have the jazz 3s but i use them on the steel string acoustic
#23
the type and gauge of the string will have far more to do with your ability to do pinch harmonics than your pick from my experience.
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#24
Quote by steven seagull
There is no such thing as a fast pick, however heavier picks are generally better suited to playing fast because they flex less, therefore you have more control and can be more accurate.


I actually find heavy picks harder to play fast with 'cause I always get stuck between the strings with them, the flopyy .6ers just roll off nicely.
#25
Im a .88mm tortex guy (green ones) but I have a couple of big stubbies that are 2.0mm and some Fender picks, not a fan of the fender ones.
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#26
i think i've used a jazz III but maybe i was playing a mini version or something?

god it was ridiculously tiny i don't know how anyone could like them...
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#27
I have recently started to enjoy the big stubby 3mm ones, i like how big they are so they are easy to grab hold of but still have a sharpish point
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#28
Quote by guitar351
great picks for pinch harmonics?

Yeah definitely.


maybe i was playing a mini version or something?

I have them too and they're tiny but it's normal size.
They have them in XL which are a bit bigger.
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#29
Does nobody find that with Jazz III's your index finger seems to hit the strings before the actual pick? It does for me but that may be normal, I dunno =/.
#30
Anybody who cares about the optimum pick for speed will love Jazz III's.

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#31
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Does nobody find that with Jazz III's your index finger seems to hit the strings before the actual pick? It does for me but that may be normal, I dunno =/.

If you bend back your index, it doesn't hit. Watch paul gilbert in this video explaining pick mechanics.
#32
Jazz III's are great, but I have recently played more with Dunlop Tortex .88's (green ones). Easier to strum with, but for lead work I prefer Jazz III's.
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#34
yeah, jazz III's work well for pinch harmonics, but pulling of a pinch harmonic lies more in your string type/gauge, your pickups, your amp, distortion level, and mostly technique