#1
This may sound like an odd question about such a small thing but a pick is such a vital component of what we do I thought I'd raise the issue.

For a while now I've been using Dunlop Gator Grip 1.5mm picks and I really like them in terms of size and shape etc. but they do wear out very fast indeed so I thought I'd look at alternatives. The first I got was a 1.5mm Tortex Sharp and while I like the sharp tip, it's a bit too much and makes the pick feel overly large in my hand. I then moved on to a Dunlop Max Grip Jazz III in carbon fibre, which has bags of grip and a nice tip but my god it's small!

What I really want I suppose is a pick that has the sort of size, shape and grip level that the Gator Grip has, comes in 1.5mm (or at least is very stiff) but doesn't wear out in just a week or two. Any ideas? It doesn't have to be Dunlop by the way, it's just that's all I've ever played. Thanks.
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#2
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#3
Quote by Doadman
This may sound like an odd question about such a small thing but a pick is such a vital component of what we do I thought I'd raise the issue.

For a while now I've been using Dunlop Gator Grip 1.5mm picks and I really like them in terms of size and shape etc. but they do wear out very fast indeed so I thought I'd look at alternatives. The first I got was a 1.5mm Tortex Sharp and while I like the sharp tip, it's a bit too much and makes the pick feel overly large in my hand. I then moved on to a Dunlop Max Grip Jazz III in carbon fibre, which has bags of grip and a nice tip but my god it's small!

What I really want I suppose is a pick that has the sort of size, shape and grip level that the Gator Grip has, comes in 1.5mm (or at least is very stiff) but doesn't wear out in just a week or two. Any ideas? It doesn't have to be Dunlop by the way, it's just that's all I've ever played. Thanks.

Maybe Dunlop Ultex would be good. They are really stiff (at least the 1mm). The Grip is pretty ok on them for me, at least better than it may seem from just looking at them.
I'd also recommend you to look at some 1mm picks.
And they say on the website that it's virtually indestructable. (I can't say much about that because most of my picks don't show any signs or just little signs of wear)
#4
Use your fingers to play instead... they wont wear out.

>_>
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#5
Quote by ma_tt11
Use your fingers to play instead... they wont wear out.

>_>

You say that now but in a few days he'll need a hook hand.
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#7
I'm starting to get used to the Max Grip Jazz III. It's very precise and the grip is excellent but I am now intrigued by these V-picks. If I wanted to try a V-pick that was like the Max Grip Jazz III Carbon Fibre but was a touch closer to the size of the Gator Grip, which one would I go for (assuming they make such a pick)?
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#8
Quote by Doadman
I'm starting to get used to the Max Grip Jazz III. It's very precise and the grip is excellent but I am now intrigued by these V-picks. If I wanted to try a V-pick that was like the Max Grip Jazz III Carbon Fibre but was a touch closer to the size of the Gator Grip, which one would I go for (assuming they make such a pick)?

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Jackson DKA7
Gibson Explorer
MESA/Boogie Express 5:25
BOSS GT-100

BOSS TU-2
Dunlop Cry Baby Classic
BOSS NS-2
VOX Joe Satriani Ice 9 OD Pedal
VOX Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Pedal
Ernie Ball Strings
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