#1
I am just using like a Dunlop Ultex 0.73 pick. I think it's fine but I am just a beginner and I have not tried that many picks. How hard/thick should the best pick be for playing fast metal lead riffs/solos? Do you have any favourite picks yourselves or any tips on what I should try? I have heard about Jazz III but don't have any atm.
#2
Well, I vary my picks.

For a good, firm pick, I like:

1) Dunlop Stubbys

2) almost anything carbon-fiber

3) metal picks- usually copper or steel

4) stone picks- jade & agate are what I buy the most often
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#3
I used the jazz iii picks for a long time until I found out about the big stubby picks 3mm. I honestly can't find a better pick. The sound it gives it is thick perfect for leads and rhythms. Sweeping and picking will get cleaner. That's coming from someone who has played nearly everyday for 6 years.
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#4
Stone picks? Never heard of those. I'm going to try get my hands on some.
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#6
Lots of places carry them, like:
http://www.picksandstones.com/index.php

www.stonepicks.com

http://realrock.us/

http://stone-guitar-picks.com/

www.dugainplectrums.com

I've purchased from the first 2 on that list. I tend to buy ones that are either fairly thin with a slight thumb depression, or ones that are fat like the Stubbys.
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Aug 30, 2014,
#8
dunlop 1.14 does the trick for me.
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