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#1
I'm kinda curious what picks everyone on here uses. Sorry if this thread has been made before

I've been using V-picks for a little while and I like how smooth they glide while playing. I ordered the dimension pick and got a free medium rounded with my order. But for some reason I almost feel like they're cheating and if I played with a normal pick I wouldn't be able to play as smoothly. I really dislike thin picks that bend against the strings when I pick.

So what kind do you all use? Certain brand? Thick or thin?
#4
Dunlop Tortex Pitch Black Jazz III's .88mm


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#6
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#8
I use Jazz III, V-picks, and Reb Bears. Jazz III to me is the best if you play really smooth and very technical stuff. V-Picks give great tone but I only use them when Im using distortion and guitar with humbuckers because they make a zing sound on clean channel. Red Bears to me bring the best tone out of all the picks I've tried, overtones jump out and they give you a very organic sound but they cost 20$ and usually takes 4-5 weeks to get them. Well worth the money just dont lose it hehe.
#9
Quote by cisco444
I use Jazz III, V-picks, and Reb Bears. Jazz III to me is the best if you play really smooth and very technical stuff. V-Picks give great tone but I only use them when Im using distortion and guitar with humbuckers because they make a zing sound on clean channel. Red Bears to me bring the best tone out of all the picks I've tried, overtones jump out and they give you a very organic sound but they cost 20$ and usually takes 4-5 weeks to get them. Well worth the money just dont lose it hehe.


SWEET. Someone else uses V's Do you find it weird switching from V's to normal picks, since the V's are made of that resin? Since the V's are really rounded they glide well, but they're large (at least mine is, I realize they make thinner ones). I just looked at pics of the Jazz III's and they look like they have a nice round tip as well, so they play well too?
#10
i use dunlop 3mm big stubbies.

thin picks are for noobs
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#12
I don't think i ever buy the same picks but I always get them thick and stiff... Hmm
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#14
depends what I'm playing.

for Acoustic work, I use the purple dunlop Gator picks. nice and thin/easy to strum with.

for a lot of my normal electric work, i use Dunlop Tortex greens (.88's).

for solo work/sweeping/lots of more lead oriented playing, I'll use jazz 3's.

for strictly rhythm work on Senses Fail-esque songs (lots of powerchord rhythms), I use these nameless orange nylon picks with a really good grip on them. it never falls out.

lately though, I've been using Planet Waves Ice Pix for most of my electric playing. it mixes the best of the jazz's with a the sharp tip to make leads articulate and easier, but then its also great for rhythm work as well as it has the bigger surface area to make my grip on it easier.
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#19
Dunlop Nylon .73mm for acoustic strumming

Yellow Tortex .73mm great all round electric pick

then good old Jazz III for more technical stuff
#20
Snarling dog brain picks 1.14mm. orange with some grip on the side.
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#21
Acoustic: Dunlop Nylop Max Grip (.73 or .88)
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#22
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#24
Dunlop Heavy Gel pics, the red ones. They just have a certain snappiness to them. I've used thinner picks, even from the same Gel line and firstly, they don't feel right in my hands and secondly and more importantly they sounded weak, like I could hear the pics scraping against the strings, where as the Red Gels hit the strings with as much energy as possible in a single instant and then allow the strings to do their thing properly.
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#25
Jazz 3, the red ones.
I started out playing with anything expect the Jazz 3's. I really hated them.
I have no idea when I decided to use the Jazz 3's, but now it's the only ones I use!
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#27
Jazz 3s... Normal picks seem ridiculously large now, lol.

I like the control I get from them and it feels like an extension of your hand. They don't flex at all, which allowed me to stay controlled at higher speeds.
#28
seriously, another one of these threads?
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#30
I use the Jazz III's. It doesn't matter for me if they're the XL's or just the regulars.
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#31
Why are people saying "5 long ones"? Your thumb is not long!
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#32
My thumb is slightly longer than my pinky.
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#34
I use the same one that I said in the other "What Picks" thread.
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#35
Quote by jengel13
SWEET. Someone else uses V's Do you find it weird switching from V's to normal picks, since the V's are made of that resin? Since the V's are really rounded they glide well, but they're large (at least mine is, I realize they make thinner ones). I just looked at pics of the Jazz III's and they look like they have a nice round tip as well, so they play well too?



Hey man, sry to get back at u late. Yeah V-Picks are very thick 2.75mm i think. My fav is the medium pointed. Yeh I do find it weird because you are use to not moving your wrist as much. I like V-picks a lot but i do find them quite zingy with single coils. I think they are made of some acryllic material.

Yeh Jazz III are very good (my fav budget picks), the pointed tip helps a lot with fast shredding, they are good for sweeps if you're into that. What I like about them the most is that they dont make much pick noise and that they really bring out the dynamics in your playing. It can make a note sound very soft and warm to a high screaming note depending how hard you hit them. They are very small but you get used to them less than 2 weeks of regular use. Try them out, they are very fast and durable pick. Eric Johnson uses them.
#36
Used to use Dunlops Gator 0.96mm (purple) and I still have 45 of them left unused. A friend showed me Jazz IIIs and I love em!!!!

Gator 0.96
Pros:
- Good for rhythm playing and thick rhythm riffing
Cons:
- Clumsy for solos
- Wear out fast

Jazz III
Pros:
- Good for soloing and about everything
- I can connect better to the guitar with these
- Wear out reallly slowly
Cons:
- A simple, straightforward heavy rhythm riff might be bad to play with these because you cant use that much force that easily as the pick is so small
#37
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i use dunlop 3mm big stubbies.

thin picks are for noobs


3mm!!! I can't cope with anything over .80mm

Anywho .60mm Tortex all the way.
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#39
After using Dunlop Ultex (and subsequently Ultex Sharp) 1.0s for a couple years, I just started using a BlueChip TD40. One pick is $35, but totally worth the money in terms of tone, feel, and durability—as long as you don't lose it!.. haha.
#40
Brain picks don't know the exact thickness I forgot but I'd guess a medium. Love the grip, I can't play a pick without a grip now though unfortunately so that can be a problem.
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