#1
So what type of picks do you guys use? And what musical styles do you use them with? Since I know nothing about picks, can you guys recommend some good brands, and good sizes for rock/metal? I heard Jazz III picks were good.
#2
i use jazz III and i play metal i like the ultex jazz IIIs alott too
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#4
I use Jazz III's, they good for metal, and classical.
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#7
i play metal, and i use dunlop tortex, anywhere between a .7 and 1.2, it doesn't really matter too much for me. i think thick picks sound a bit too clunky and u can play a bit faster with the lighter ones. just experiment around and find what gives u the best feel. its not like they r expensive
#8
i tried the jazz III's, they work well.


i perfer snarling dog Brain picks, The orange ones (1.14mm). they work well for me, and have a grip on them so they don't slip
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#10
Honestly, Jazz III's are an acquired taste.
I used Dunlop Tortex all my life then switched to the Jazz III's to try them out.
I can't play rhythms with them but they're really nice for leads.

I think the best picks around are either the DAVA picks or the Dunlop Tortex.
#13
I use alot of different picks.

Brain pick's have the best grip on them but the ones I have are WAY to thin for myliking...the purple ones lol.

I wanna try to tortex and jazz's


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#14
Dunlop tortex is what I've used the most.
Just ordered Dunlop M10-0,71mm twisted tip picks to give them a try.
#15
brain .88 (the black)...i have 3 of them
28 picks in total
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#16
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i play metal, and i use dunlop tortex, anywhere between a .7 and 1.2, it doesn't really matter too much for me. i think thick picks sound a bit too clunky and u can play a bit faster with the lighter ones. just experiment around and find what gives u the best feel. its not like they r expensive


I use these Dunlop .38mm ones usually, but if need be I'll break out the Ibanez 1.2mm. I like thin because I can play much faster. I used to not really care, then my friend showed me the thin ones.
#17
Dunlop tortex 1.14mm
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#18
I love trying out new picks, the jazz iii's are good, I also like making my own, so far I've made wooden ones and one's make from coins..the UK 2p is not a great sound but the euro 20cent is an excellent sound, It's very small but is becoming my standard to test other picks against. I never realised how different the guitar sounds depending on which pick I use
#20
Hey what is the difference in thickness between the Jazz III and the Jazz III Stiffo? Also, does XL make it better?
#23
I use the free ones at GuitarCenter lol. Looks like the tortex and jazz iiis are worth a try :P
#24
I used to use Dunlop/Peavey Tortex .88mm, but then after so many people rave about the accuracy of the Jazz III's because of its pointer tip. So I tried out Dunlop Tortex Jazz III .88mm and I've been using them ever since. And im gonna have to agree with those who say the Jazz III shape helps with accuracy, cause I've noticed a slight increase in my picking accuracy.

As for what I play I would say classic rock and hard rock.
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#27
Fender thin pix.
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#28
3mm Big Stubby. If I use anything less than 2mm and I am not just strumming I feel like I just dont have control or accuracy.
#29
i use dunlop tortex .73 kinda mid size, picks are pretty subjective
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#30
I use the Dunlop Ultex .88 triangle picks for electric and I play mostly metal. And on acoustic I use the Dunlop nylon .60s and .43s
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#31
Dunlop .73 mm Yellow Tortex. Love the feel. I play thrash metal.

I use the same picks as Dave Mustaine I think.
#32
I use dunlop Tortex, I currently use the Orange .60's, but I'm thinking of switching to the Yellow .73's soon.
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#33
i use lots of different kinds... usually the free ones at work.

but i buy big stubbies...