#1
Does anyone go for picks with custom designs or cool pictures, or do most people not bother? Technically, they seem a bit unnecessary since intense playing seems to sweat off all ornamental ink, anyway.

I do have two Pokemon-imprinted plectrums I'm quite fond of, though, and my rabid fanaticism causes me to keep them in a drawer and never play them.

So, UG! What are your thoughts on picks?
Last edited by zephyrclaw at Oct 27, 2009,
#3
i tend to find ornamental pics best put on display. because tehy tend to be shit. i need a pick thats thick, has no flex and feels comfortable, and isnt overworn, its got to have good neat edges, my personal faves being big stubby 3mil and 1.14 torpex's because otherwise i find they either kill my tone, or i drop them, or they break
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#4
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i tend to find ornamental pics best put on display. because tehy tend to be shit. i need a pick thats thick, has no flex and feels comfortable, and isnt overworn, its got to have good neat edges, my personal faves being big stubby 3mil and 1.14 torpex's because otherwise i find they either kill my tone, or i drop them, or they break


you might like dunlop 208's... i have the same preferences, and i like those. they wear down quick tho.
#5
I don't like normal picks.
Dunlop Big stubbys are 3mm, yet they have a gradual rolloff on thicksness as they fade into the picking tip.
I like them because acoustically they are superior sounding ( A tad round and not at all icepickesk ) and they have amazing grip due to thickness and material.

No ornamental pick I have found pay much attention to opertion as much as they pay attention to the asthetics, which to me is senceless as I'm going to be covering the pick with my fingers anyway.
#7
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I choose picks on how they feel, not on the little pic on them - besides the pic always rubs off in about a month lol

I'd like to try a wooden pick though!


THIS! i've wanted to order some for SOOO long now, just never get around to ordering them... i feel stupid paying for shipping just for picks.
#8
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THIS! i've wanted to order some for SOOO long now, just never get around to ordering them... i feel stupid paying for shipping just for picks.

I know what you mean - Especially considering they cost so much that I'd only buy one until I was sure I liked it, its like ordering a 0.1g parcel or something....
#9
My huge-ass finger covers any artwork on the pick anyway So I don't really care about the artwork. My personal favorites are the Dunlop 0.88mm and 1.14mm tortex picks. They wear out after a few months, but the grip is fantastic. I also hate those big picks...I find it a lot easier to do pinch harmonics with small picks.
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#10
I like picks with sharks on them!

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#11
^^lol

i have some mtv picks which i dont use and like 12 jimi hendrix picks which i dont really use
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#13
My band got picks with our logo on them and its actually about the same price as getting the picks blank from a store. They arent crappy ones either. They have a powder coat on them that becomes tacky when you sweat so you dont loose the pick. Pretty boss actually.
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#14
i dont get the special picks thing
your holding them, and no one sees them
(unless you throw your picks to the crowed at the end of the show. i think its wastful, but i dont gig much)
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My band got picks with our logo on them and its actually about the same price as getting the picks blank from a store. They arent crappy ones either. They have a powder coat on them that becomes tacky when you sweat so you dont loose the pick. Pretty boss actually.

Thats cool man, my band has some like that too. Where did you get yours made? We got ours from Clayton picks. Their awesome for playing, but the image does rub off pretty easily.
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Thats cool man, my band has some like that too. Where did you get yours made? We got ours from Clayton picks. Their awesome for playing, but the image does rub off pretty easily.


I love em, so does the other guitarist in my band. We got them from InTune guitar picks. 2mm I think. You buy them by the gross, so we have a ton of them, but you can play with them, throw them out, sell em, give them away, drill holes in them and make earrings...all kinds of stuff. Its just another step in merchandising.
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