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Tempoe
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#1
I've used Dunlop JazzIIIs for 4 years, lately I've been using a heavy tortex that I scratched grip onto, I think it's kinda better, but I can't play as well in some ways, but better in others and more tonal variation with the rounder tip. Any thoughts about this for those who used both? Strumming is also better with the bigger pick, maybe I'll use two different picks depending on the song...anyone do this?
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#5
I use Dunlop 2.0 mm picks, and they suit me pretty well.
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#6
i've been using intune 1.14 mm delrin jazz III's for the past 3 years. they've improved my playing dramatically, and i have no plan on using anything else. a lot of people do complain about strumming with such small picks but i have no problem, if anything it should train you to be more exact with your picking.
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#7
Yep, I switched back to dunlops because I realized that in some way my playing was too dependable of the jazzIII and wanted to be confortable with any pick. I also find them better for heavy picking and funk rhythm. Every once and then I play with one of my spare jazzIII, especially if I'm trying to play some Gilbert shred haha
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#8
i'll always love the regular jazz III shape without a doubt. recently i switched to the ultex jazz IIIs though, they're even better than the nylon ones!
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#9
I use regular dunlop picks, 1,20 mm. I like them thicker picks.
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Quote by SISO
Yep, I switched back to dunlops because I realized that in some way my playing was too dependable of the jazzIII and wanted to be confortable with any pick. I also find them better for heavy picking and funk rhythm. Every once and then I play with one of my spare jazzIII, especially if I'm trying to play some Gilbert shred haha


I noticed the cello type sound you can get with a rounded tip angled pick is really nice with gain, as Paul gilbert uses a lot, it can't be done with a JazzIII, well not by me anyways. I can still pick way better with the JazzIII though, so it's hard to get away from it. I can't think of any great famous shredders that use them though, Vai, Gilbert, YM, anyone really seems to use the normal shape, 1-2mm. I don't mind the small size at all, it's more the tip that I like and don't like at the same time. I was just playing using the JazzIII round corner at the top, get that sound a bit too round though, they should make it a bit sharper for 3 different corners.
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#11
Use to use the Dunlop Jazz III's 1mm-2mm. Couldn't buy them in packs and got tired of shreading the tips off in a couple of weeks.
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#12
Jazz III forever for me. I tried to change, but I'm more comfortable with the Jazz III.

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#13
Used to use Jazz IIIs, switched to the Ultex. Since then, I've started using carbon fiber Jazz IIIs. It's got the same advantages of the standard Jazz III, but it's got a grip texture and they never, ever get dull. I've been using the same one for about a year (I've got the rest of the 12-pack still in the plastic), both picking and chewing on it in between takes, and it's no different from the untouched ones besides a few tooth marks on the grip.
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#14
I used them cause Alexi Laiho used them. Then I tried gator grips and they shit on jizz trees.
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#15
All I've used for the past 10 something years. I even have two picks that i used when I started playing, they're worn for sure, but I still use them. I went through probably 50 picks of medium and thin styles from fender, gibson, and a few other companies, would break them constantly. Guy at the music shop saw me coming in so often for picks and suggested the jazz III...the man deserves a medal lol
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#17
switched to the XL after using the III exclusively for years
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#18
I primarily use III's, and a occasional stubby now and then. Still need to check out the carbon and XL versions..
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#19
I primarily used Jazz III XL's for the better part of two years, and recently discovered the Dunlop Ultex picks and I've been using them exclusively for the past couple months. They just feel like the perfect fit for my playing style and I love the tonal response from them too.

I started with the .92 Ultex Sharps, which like the Jazz III XL's have a nice point to the tip. About a month ago though, I went to a local shop looking for more Ultex, and they didn't have any Sharps, or .92's! In somewhat of a pinch, I grabbed some standard Ultex 1mm's and they've just fit perfectly! I actually find the standard pick edge, along with the slight increase in thickness, really sounds and feels great when it comes to the Ultex.
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#20
I used III's for a while. I had a lot of trouble because of how small they were. My fingers kept getting scraped on the strings. I switch to the XL's for a while but I've played on Tortex for about a year now.
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#21
I've been using red JazzIIIs for ages now, maybe 4-5 years. There was a period before when I used them and I stopped for a while, I went to really thin Tortexes for at least a couple of years but when I came back to the JazzIIIs it was like I was a whole new player; everything felt incredibly comfortable!

I've seen people change pick for different instruments; John Petrucci (patron saint of the JazzIII) used to use thinner tortex picks for his acoustic passages but now that he has the piezo-loaded EBMM JPs he doesn't bother any more.
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#22
never really liked them actually. I use the giant triangle fender picks X3
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#23
Quote by Tempoe
I noticed the cello type sound you can get with a rounded tip angled pick is really nice with gain, as Paul gilbert uses a lot, it can't be done with a JazzIII, well not by me anyways. I can still pick way better with the JazzIII though, so it's hard to get away from it. I can't think of any great famous shredders that use them though, Vai, Gilbert, YM, anyone really seems to use the normal shape, 1-2mm. I don't mind the small size at all, it's more the tip that I like and don't like at the same time. I was just playing using the JazzIII round corner at the top, get that sound a bit too round though, they should make it a bit sharper for 3 different corners.



Paul Gilbert used to have signature Ibanez picks with the same shape of the Jazz. And John Petrucci use them to.
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#24
I never used the official Jazz III's, but used some planet waves ripoffs, but now I'v come to the point where I don't care what pick I use, I'm not a shredder so any pick works the same for me, though I feel like tortex picks are easier to hold
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#25
They make a Jazz III with grippy stuff on it now. I picked up a pack and they're decent. Feels a little weird at first.
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#26
dava picks is were it is at imo check em out when i lose all of my dava picks i go back to the pile of jazz threes though.
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#27
I used to use JazzIIIs for a while, but then I found Fender Teardrop-Celluloid picks, don't think i'll ever give those up. Strumming can be dangerous though sometimes since they're rather small (especially in Winter! x_x) for lead playing though, they dominate in my opinion
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#28
I personally never played them. I, for the most part, use Dunlop 1mm Nylon (And a 0.80mm one that I've been using for years) picks since I still have a huge pile around along with some random tortex picks (1mm for most) laying around as well as these chalky, purple Dunlop picks that have an alligator on them.
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#31
I use a metro card folded over twice (pick with the corner). It gives a Wes Montgomery thumb type of tone ,(nice punch sound) it's good especially if you're into Jazz. I call it the V pick (because of the shape), check it out!
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#32
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I used them cause Alexi Laiho used them. Then I tried gator grips and they shit on jizz trees.


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#33
I used jazz 3s for a while. My fingers got all cut up, they were just too small. I use tortex now, but im not picky as long as i have a thin, heavy and bigger-than-a-jazz3-sized pick
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#34
I bought some carbon fiber Jazz III's.


Sweet Jesus, dat grip. Best picks I've ever used. It just feels right.
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#36
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I bought some carbon fiber Jazz III's.


Sweet Jesus, dat grip. Best picks I've ever used. It just feels right.


If only Dunlop would get their heads out their asses and made the XL version too. I cant use the small Jazz IIIs, I need normal size picks.

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#37
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If only Dunlop would get their heads out their asses and made the XL version too. I cant use the small Jazz IIIs, I need normal size picks.

I would really enjoy that. I used to use XL's because the normal size was too small. I must have adjusted over time because these are fine.
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#38
Switched to those thick purple picks called stubby. Its good for alternate picking. Not so much for strumming.
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#40
I used them for a loooong time, but the pick i always come back to is the Pickboy Edge! I love the 1.14 mm ones. Amazing. They're a little bigger than a Jazz III, but smaller than a regular pick, and with a nice point. Love em!