#1
I'm currently using Fender Medium Premium Celluloid picks. I'm just searching for a pick that is good for fast palm mutes, tremolo picking and soloing on the higher strings. I just tried Fender Thin and I am not very satisfied. It was too bendable.
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#2
Dunlop tortex 0.88 mm (Green)
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#3
Dunlop Tortex sharps 73mm.
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#5
I use Dunlop Tortex Sharp 1.14 (purple), i think the green ones are even thinner but both would do well for fast accurate picking. Takes abit to get used to using the sharp point but does wonders once your used to it.
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#7
check in your couch, thats where I go whenever I need a new pick
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#8
just go to your guitar store an grab a handful of different picks of different material and thicknesses go home and try them, personally 1mm nylon picks are what i use, the tortex ones don`t have enough brightness and definition for my ears
#9
It's called getting better at playing the guitar. Buying a different pick won't instantly make you better at certain things.
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#11
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It's called getting better at playing the guitar. Buying a different pick won't instantly make you better at certain things.


well no shit.
I need more comfort on my right hand.
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#12
I use any pick I can find around my room, honestly. I haven't bought a new pack of picks in a very long time.

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Oh mah gawsh you're in NH
#13
Dunlop Ultex .60 mm. I switched to them after I discovered I didn't like Jazz III's.
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#15
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Jim Dunlop Jazz III. After these, you won't go back to any other pick.


Specify, please?
I'm at GC . com right now and i see a bunch with that name.
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#16
I went to NH once, it was nice there.
I didn't see any guitar picks though.
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#19
You can do all that with any size pick, it's just down to preference. Some people play well with thin picks, and some with big 2mm picks, such as one of the guitarists from Atreyu, I believe.

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#20
dunlop jazz iii
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#22
dunlop jazz iii, the regular ones are nice but i like the eric johnson jazz iiis better because they're not as slick and a bit easier to grip, after switching to jazz iiis bigger picks annoy me, my favorite right now though is the dunlop stubby 2.0 mm, similar to the jazz iii but thicker and slightly rounded on the edges

if you play a lot of acoustic or rhythm guitar you might wanna avoid those though, for that kind of stuff I'd recommend dunlop nylons



EDIT: forgot what you said in the OP, yeah jazz iiis or stubbys would be perfect for you
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#24
i heard from a local musician that shorter picks will limit the thickness of palm-mutes and the cleanness of solos. Is that true? I'm using Dunlop Jazz IIIs (well I still have half a dozen left) and although I'm happy with those, I am still willing to try anything. Any suggestion ?
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#25
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Get the eric johnson Jazz IIIs.

Like Jazz IIIs, but somehow like 10 times better because of the material.


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#26
Jazz III, Black derlin or Ultex
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I'm currently using Fender Medium Premium Celluloid picks. I'm just searching for a pick that is good for fast palm mutes, tremolo picking and soloing on the higher strings. I just tried Fender Thin and I am not very satisfied. It was too bendable.

Joe Satriani Chrome Dome pick, made by planet waves. Its at least 2 mm thick, and made out of stainless steel. It doesn't bend at all. I have one, and I'm never using regular picks again.
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#28
lol. how many feckin pick threads are there now? I want to make one official so we stop gettin these stupid threads.
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#31
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#32
Jazz III!!!! I bought a pack of both the black and red ones. The black rock for metal, red good for blues/mellow stuff.
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#33
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Dunlop Tortex sharps 73mm.

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#34
Dunlop Jazz III XL's.

Imma pick some up. I'm whoring on the Tortex Jazz picks, and still love my old green Dunlops.
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Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

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#35
Dunlop Tortex 1mm (the blue ones), my personal favorite.
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#36
^Whoot! One color away!
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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#37
Go to the nearest guitar store, into their boxes of picks and buy one or two of everything and try them out. I personally used Jazz 3's for years.. first the red, then the black, then the Ultex.

Now I use Fender Medium Teardrop picks and I can't imagine using anything else because they give me the feel and tone I was looking for.
#38
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^Whoot! One color away!



.88mm's aren't bad either! I just use relatively thick strings so a thicker pick means better rigidity.
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#39
material- every material will give ur guitar a new tone. tial and error here.

thickness- the thicker the pick, the faster u can play, and easier it is to pick fast, but i still keep a thin nylon pick for acoustic rhythyming. this also effects tone.

shape- big, small, different tips, they all feel different. i switch picks with styles, so i keep a few behind the nut.
-its about tone, and balance between chord playability and speed on lead licks. i recently found Star Picks and luv the .73 mm tone!
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