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#1
so today i got some guitar picks in the mail and i decided to try out some pretty thick ones (5.85mm) so what are the thickest picks you play with?
#5
Usually Dunlop Tortex Yellow (.73) or Green (.88). Occasionally a thumb pick which is a bit thicker, but I don't use it that often.

5.85mm seems a bit overkill...
#6
it actually improves your playing it makes your hand more relaxed and also gives a great tone, it does take a bit of getting used to. eventually i will buy the 11.85mm pick
#7
Dunlop Tortex 1.0mm.
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Last edited by kutless999 at May 25, 2011,
#9
Although I love thick picks I think 1 cm thick picks are a little too much, I think that's even more than the space between the strings, and even with a pointed tip it would probably slow me down and make jumping between strings harder. 5 mm sounds pretty cool though.

For me the thickest pick I've used where the 3mm small stubby picks that jim dunlop makes, the perfect pick shape imo, but I hate the material. Now I regularly use 1.14mm thick jazz tortexs.
#10
Quote by sashki
My thumb is, like, 10mm


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#11
You mean the V-Pick 5.85mm?



Anything thicker and you're playing with a 2x4. How are they working out for you?
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#12
over 5mm? What is it, like plexiglass chunks or something?

No more than .6mm for me. I used to use thick jazz picks but then just kind of grew away from them...
#14
the biggest i go is a Big Stubby 3.0mm

it pretty much does anything i would want a thicker pick to do
#15
1.14mm
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#16
I usually use .73mm, but I just ordered some 2.0 big stubbies. can't wait to try them

Edit: This v-pick insanity is.....insane.

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Last edited by InanezGuitars44 at May 26, 2011,
#17
I use Ultex Jazz III's but to be honest I'm not exactly sure what gauge they are. Somewhere between 1 and 1.5 mm.


Edit: This v-pick insanity is.....insane.


Agreed. Anybody using that monstrosity in the pic might as well save some money and just get a bag of marbles from a toy store and use those.
#18
Quote by InanezGuitars44
I usually use .73mm, but I just ordered some 2.0 big stubbies. can't wait to try them

Edit: This v-pick insanity is.....insane.



oh ya i got one of those around here somewhere.

damn clear picks. never find them when you want and then they turn up like 2 weeks later.
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#20
Quote by InanezGuitars44
This v-pick insanity is.....insane.



That's not a pick. It's an ashtray shaped like a pick.
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#21
I used to use Jim Dunlop Jazz III's. Then went to the Jazz III Tortex, which are AWESOME. And now I'm using them and the Jazz III XL's.
#24
V-Picks Dimension 4.1mm are teh awesomes. I'll get some of the thicker ones next time I order, though. The thinnest i go are the standard V-Picks, 2.7mm iirc.
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#25


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#27


Medium.
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#28
I tried playing with a thick bass pick once,i dont remember its thickness but it was THICK it made my playing sound scratchy while riffing never used them again i used to use jazz iii i am using jazz iii and will always keep using it until i find something better
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#30
3mm is biggest iv used
1mm is my standard these days
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#31
Quote by kutless999
Dunlop Tortex 1.0mm.



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#32
V-Picks are ridiculous. Who's brilliant idea was it to make some uber-expensive picks made from a clear material? As if picks don't get lost often enough.

OT: 1.4mm bronze pick. Love it, nice and bright. Great for leads.
#33
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Best picks ever, will use these forever.

+1. I've always got one on hand, they're great.
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#34
Out of curiosity, does anyone know the guage of the Jazz III?
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#35
Quote by kutless999
Dunlop Tortex 1.0mm.


I used those for a long time, but I just recently moved down to the .50 Tortex.
#36
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Out of curiosity, does anyone know the guage of the Jazz III?


They're usually 1.14 mm I believe.
#37
Quote by Seref
V-Picks are ridiculous. Who's brilliant idea was it to make some uber-expensive picks made from a clear material? As if picks don't get lost often enough.

OT: 1.4mm bronze pick. Love it, nice and bright. Great for leads.



mine are black.

Prs se Holcomb is the answer
#39
Dunlop Stubby for me most of the time (Not the Big Stubby) Its about the size of a Jazz III, maybe a tiny bit smaller, 3mm thick. Great pick.
#40
Quote by Grawgos
Big stubby 3.0mm


same plus the dava jazz grips. They seriously help picking technique (especially for me cause I learned by fingerpicking and really didn't understand picks for awhile
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