#1
I'm in an experimental mood, and I'm thinking about trying out some alternative plectrums. What are your opinions on:

1) The Jellifish

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/navigation?q=jellyfish&st=

2) The Ebow. I've seen Andy Timmons use it in concert, but I don't personally know anyone who has used one. Easy? Hard?

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/EBow-PlusEbow-Electronic-Bow-for-Guitar?sku=219005

3) Stone guitar picks

http://www.picksandstones.com/
http://www.expectone.com/jpick.html
http://www.realrock.us/
https://shop.rocks4u.com/index.asp?PageAction=PRODSEARCH&txtSearch=guitar+pick&btnSearch=GO&Page=1
http://www.suncreekmusic.com/product_info.php/products_id/980
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#2
The Jelly Fish is garbage, don't waste your money. I have an Ebow, it's pretty cool once you get used to it, if you have the money it's a great investment in my opinion. And picks made of alternate materials are always worth a try, after a lot of experimenting I've decided on dunlop stubbies, not that exotic but as far as the picks I've tried they win over pretty much any other.
#3
I have several different kinds of the Dunlop stubbies. They are nice.

What exactly about the Jellifish don't you like? Durability? Too inconsistent?
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#5
I jusy did some experiments and suprisingly I play best with this Fender pick (I usually use 1mm tortex or dunlop) but this is nice, has a sharper tip that is nicley polished, not rough like the dunlops. It took about an hour to get used to and still feels strange to me, but has made my playing cleaner and more feeling in my tone. Recomend trying them (fender or gibson make them..Heavys) I have a stainless pick but it kills my strings. I also use a peso coin sometimes.

Oh yea, I have an Ebow +...it is awesome. I use it a lot for recording.
Last edited by Tempoe at Jan 2, 2009,
#6
Tempoe, your picture is kind of glared out- what are you holding there?

I have a couple of metal picks- a pair of triangular stainless steels that I don't use very often...though I like what they sound like when I play on my Ovation Elite.

I have another metal pick made of some kind of hardened or tempered copper- its pretty sweet, but I've never seen another one like it. Using it is like using an extremely thin pick that happens to be as firm as a thick one.

I also have a carbon-fiber pick that has similar qualities...and I haven't been able to find another one of those either! I believe its a Pick Boy, but I'm not sure.
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Jan 2, 2009,
#7
Its a Fender teardrop heavy, Gibson also makes one but black.
Last edited by Tempoe at Jan 2, 2009,
#8
i have an agate pick that i got off ebay for $5. its great for accurate picking and sweeping. it does not flex at all and it is perfectly smooth which makes it perfect for shredding. its a jazz shape btw.

all in all, TRY ONE
#9
Quote by dannyalcatraz
I have several different kinds of the Dunlop stubbies. They are nice.

What exactly about the Jellifish don't you like? Durability? Too inconsistent?


Actually I tried to edit what I said last night, but my damn computer wouldn't let me. I wanted to say that I shouldn't have said don't waste your money, cause I hate when people just flat out state an opinion like it's fact. I don't like the jellyfish because it didn't do what it said it did, I was listening to some sound clips last night demonstrating the possible effects achieved by the jellyfish to see if I was missing something and I was like "Yeah, that's exactly what mine sounded like..." I gave mine away if you're curious. You could get pretty much the same effect by scraping a regular pick against the strings. I didn't like my jellyfish pick, it didn't do a damn thing for me, but that isn't to say someone else couldn't get any use out of it.
#10
Dunlop Tortex Jazz, or the Ultex Jazz III.
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

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#12
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v-picks are way cool too, if you find the right one then your sold. I own a couple, they're too damn expencive though, one of the reasons I like stubbies so much, it's essentialy the same thing, just the stubbies are a fraction of the price.
#13
+1 for V-picks. I'm considering getting the Snake actually.

Play a Cort ?

Play with V-Picks ?

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#14
Dude, whatever those picks are that they have at Guitar Center are Heavenly.

They're just nylon, right? Sometimes the simplest is the best
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