#1
Hello folks!
Witch are the best picks for speed? The sharp ones or the round ones?
Thanks
#2
I like the blue tortex with a sharp point.
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#3
Most people go crazy over a Dunlop Big Stubby... They're alright.

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#4
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#5
Whichever pick feels right in your hand.
I personally like Dunlop nylon picks, the grey ones. They are fairly thin.
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#6
Big Stubbies are alright. I like Sharp Tortex 1.14mm (purple). They're more articulate than the Big Stubbies. Sharper picks will have a sharper attack and it's great for fast phrases. The thicker ones have a lot less flex so the attack is faster. It's works especially well if you use heavier strings.
#7
Many say that to play fast, you need to hold the pick gently and make minimal motions. This keeps it loose and flowing, rather than stiff and forced.
For this reason, many prefer to use a fat pick, as holding it hard creates too much "snap". A fat pick with a small tip encourages you to hold it lightly and make small, efficient motions, while still retaining the right amount of attack.

Jazz III is the way to go.
#8
Quote by joey arce
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These are great for speed picking. Check out the signature Eric Johnson Jazz IIIs; they have a raised logo for extra grip, and I think they are even better than the originals.
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#9
Try V-picks.

They're supposed to rip with a quickness, and sort of force you to re-learn the way you alternate pick to clean up your picking.

www.v-picks.com

They're pricey, but I think they're groovy.
#10
wow i was looking at that v pick site. looks interesting, i might try a few of the models.

and they makea pick 11.85 mm thick?!?!


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#11
Quote by Vecheka
These are great for speed picking. Check out the signature Eric Johnson Jazz IIIs; they have a raised logo for extra grip, and I think they are even better than the originals.


This, I use EJ picks, found them to have far better grip than standard Jazz IIIs.
#12
Quote by SYLrules88
wow i was looking at that v pick site. looks interesting, i might try a few of the models.

and they makea pick 11.85 mm thick?!?!

I kinda want to try it but unfortunately...it's $30. I saw that site a long time ago but I ttly forgot about it. I may try a few.
#15
I love the Dunlop Ultex sharps. I think they are great.
i have a bunch of 1.0's; great attack and great feel IMO.
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#16
Quote by koopagabla
I love the Dunlop Ultex sharps. I think they are great.
i have a bunch of 1.0's; great attack and great feel IMO.


Indeed. I've got the normal ultex and I love their grip. I owned some Steve Vai signature and they were great too, but after a week the tiny little rubber grips fell off and they weren't so hard like the ultexes neither. So I think I'll stick to the sharp ultexes.

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#20
I like to use VERY thin and sharp pointed picks.
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