#1
I wanted to find out, how do you buy picks...Do you guys buy 12 pack, 72 pack?? brand, model???...Is it worth to buy 72 pack? or not. what do you think about your picks?

I use Dunlop Tortex 1.14
Last edited by MatejSJ at Aug 18, 2013,
#4
Usually with a credit card, occasionally with cash. Never by barter or at gunpoint.

Really?
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#6
You have to make sure they are ripe.

If they aren't mature they will be really finicky.
#7
Ive been using gravity picks almost exclusively once in a while ill order a few
I also use vynyl picks which i shape myself out of old broken vynyls i found a box of them in the attic of my freinds house


Thats about it
#9
Quote by hriday_hazarika
I buy the thickest Dunlop I can find.

I've tried the Jazz series, but they're too small for me.
you can buy bigger jazz picks bruh
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#12
Mine are all under the fridge/ stove
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#13
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I have a similar one in red. It's got a really nice texture, but my thumb and index figure are too big to hold it comfortably.

Here's a picture of my plectrums with a shot of my thumb for size reference.



I mostly use the big purple one on the far right. It's called a Dunlop Big Stubby, I think. Because the thickness allows it, has a sort of depression in the centre on both sides, so I can comfortably rest my thumb and index finger along the contours. It's really nice to use. I bought this one for my bass, but after realizing that I'm much more comfortable playing bass with my thumb, I started using this for guitar instead.

The one on the centre-right, the white-purple one, was my main plectrum before the purple one.

The one in the centre, I've never used. Probably because I like purple more than blue.

The one in the centre-left is our friend, the Jazz III. As you can see, it is dwarfed by all the others. If it was a little larger in size, it would've been perfect.

The pink one in the far left is the plectrum I've had since I started playing guitar. Been with me for more than five years. I don't use it nowadays, but it's nice to have it. The picking edge has become blunt because of how hard I used to strum my acoustic.
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#14
I made 4 out of my girlfriends credit card. Two birds, one stone.
"Spin the middle side topwise. Topwise!"

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#15
I use tv dinner's plastic.i like to make small picks it looks like i'm using my fingers
#16
Quote by hriday_hazarika
I have a similar one in red. It's got a really nice texture, but my thumb and index figure are too big to hold it comfortably.

etc.

The pink one in the far left is the plectrum I've had since I started playing guitar. Been with me for more than five years. I don't use it nowadays, but it's nice to have it. The picking edge has become blunt because of how hard I used to strum my acoustic.
Fair enough. I don't really use picks any more, and when I do, it's just something simple, fairly thick, and has a reasonable tip to it.

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#17
I buy 12 packs of different picks when I feel like it. My usuals are 1mm or 0.88mm Tortexes, or heavy celluloids. Also have some nylons and some ultem/ultex.
#18
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72 pack of orange tortex. orange tortex is best tortex.



Agree.. hard to beat $14, and then you don't have to buy picks for the next 2+ years.. just have to dig them out of couch cushions, washing machine, etc.
#19
this is really a thread? well the dava picks i like come in 3 or 5 packs or something. if i liked another pick, i would buy the pre-bundled packaging for those.

unless its one of those super expensive boutique picks made of stone, shell, glass, etc.

end of thread?
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#20
I order bulk packs from www.stringsandbeyond.com they are cheap and have great deals on the type of picks I use. I use the Dunlop Tortex "the wedge" pic's which are not really common in most stores in my area. They ship really fast also, last order was placed on fri and I receved it on Mon.
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#21
I've got picks for days. But since I rarely lose a pick, I buy Gravity picks (http://gravitypicks.com/ ) a few at a time for myself,



and have a Pick Punch to make picks from old credit cards (I've worked it out so that I can get six...) and from the materials that they have available. Those are out and available for "friends" and other band folks, etc.


http://www.pickpunch.com/
#22
^only problem is they get jammed easily :/
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#23
Quote by hriday_hazarika
I have a similar one in red. It's got a really nice texture, but my thumb and index figure are too big to hold it comfortably.

Here's a picture of my plectrums with a shot of my thumb for size reference.



I mostly use the big purple one on the far right. It's called a Dunlop Big Stubby, I think. Because the thickness allows it, has a sort of depression in the centre on both sides, so I can comfortably rest my thumb and index finger along the contours. It's really nice to use. I bought this one for my bass, but after realizing that I'm much more comfortable playing bass with my thumb, I started using this for guitar instead.

The one on the centre-right, the white-purple one, was my main plectrum before the purple one.

The one in the centre, I've never used. Probably because I like purple more than blue.

The one in the centre-left is our friend, the Jazz III. As you can see, it is dwarfed by all the others. If it was a little larger in size, it would've been perfect.

The pink one in the far left is the plectrum I've had since I started playing guitar. Been with me for more than five years. I don't use it nowadays, but it's nice to have it. The picking edge has become blunt because of how hard I used to strum my acoustic.


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#24
Jazz III FTW. I buy them individually because they are cheapest that way. They aren't sold in packs in the store I buy them (when I need to buy them) and they are cheaper there than in another store where they are sold in packs. I don't need that many picks. I rarely lose them. And when I do, it's another excuse to go to a music store.
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#25
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Usually with a credit card, occasionally with cash. Never by barter or at gunpoint.

Really?


I have to sell my body on the streets to get the cash I need to buy picks - alas, it's the only way I know.
#26
I haven't bought picks in like 5 years. I use Dunlop Big Stubby's 3mm. I have no desire to change.
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#27
I also use the 3mm Dunlop Big Stubbies. I like the contours so I can grip them nicely. I'm also pretty heavy handed and like that they don't flex. I'm using like the 2nd from a pack of 5 I bought something like 5 years ago.

I also have some 1.14mm Tortex's and a heap of 0.8mm ones that come free from the store when I buy strings (usually bulk, 5-10 sets at a time)
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