#1
What plectrums do u favour for strumming? Usually I can't stop a plectrum spinning around or even flying out my hand, sometimes into the sound hole. How frustrating that is.
#2
Dunlop Tortex "the wedge" .060
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#3
Use a hole-punch to punch a hole through the center of a pick.

Also practice more. I still have the exact same problem but it's starting to improve for me. I'm starting to get a better feel for it. The more you strum the better your control will be.

I use the gators myself.
#4
Winspear Picks

If you are talking acoustic, I like the Shiv XL Slimlines. Electric I use the Shiv IV. Things are indestructible and once you get used to the girth they are pretty hard to drop.
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#5
Jazz III Tortex for just about everything.
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#6
Fingers exclusively, except sometimes on the pedal steel.
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#8
I like the jazz III's, picked up a few of the JP jazz III's too, their nice if you like it slightly bigger.
#9
George Dennis 1.05



They have a nice grip so the don't fly out from your hands as often. So far the most comfortable picks I've played!
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#10
I like the thin fender celluloid picks (although they seem to shear near the tip easily unfortunately) and dunlop tortex .5mm. I really prefer thin picks some reason.
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#11
Planet Waves Black Ice, I prefer medium/0.8 mm for electric (much better for playing metulz but still not too thick) and light/0.55 mm for acoustic (sounds very pretty and easy to control the attack). I love them for literally everything, they're incredibly comfortable for single-note stuff but the smaller size also means strumming takes less effort for me. And the attack is not too bright which I enjoy very much.

I like the Dunlop Jazz III too, they are too thick for strumming imo, but they are very fun to use when playing metulz on electric.

tl;dr: I like smaller picks.
Last edited by TheLiberation at Oct 28, 2014,
#12
I always come back to dunlop Tortex for it's superior grip. I find the yellow(.73mm) to have the perfect balance between flex and tension. I use it for anything i.e. acoustics, electrics, bass and its always comfortable.



I also like the green(.88mm) because its just stiff enough to allow for good control and bounce on the strings making it perfect for solo guitar and fast riffing. However, I don't like the stiffer picks when I'm playing acoustic instruments, but it's perfect for anything electric.



The third pick I love is the Dunlop Ultex model by James Hetfield, the Black Fang. It comes in three gauges(.73, .94, and 1.14). It's genius design considering its got extra pointed tip so it wears down slower than an ordinary pick. Plus the added length gives you superior control over the strings. What gauge you prefer is obviously up to you. The .94 seems to suit me best. I would highly recommend Black Fang especially for hard rock styles.

#13
.73 Ultex Sharps.

Drilling a few holes into your pick will help with grip. Otherwise, you could work on your technique.
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#14
for all my Electric stuff and my Acoustic Slide stuff I normally use the John Petrucci ULTEX Jazz III, or the Max Grip JazzIII.



for Acoustic its either Fingers or Dava Gel Picks.



I used to use the metal tipped ones on all my guitars, but I grew out of that sound (for now at least). The cool thing about DAVA's is that you can change the stiffness of the pick by how hard and where you hold it. Also they all (except for the nylon) have a nice textured rubber around the tip, so no matter if the tip is the gel material or if it's metal they all have a similar feel.


I've been meaning to get some more but I recently got a great deal on a bunch of the JP Jazz III's.


Really, in my opinion, everyone should have bunch of different kinds of picks, especially if you play a lot of acoustic.

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#15
I most often use my fingers, but I use a red Dunlop if I want to use a plectrum, I think it's 0.6 mm. Everyone I know uses thick picks and I've never been comfortable with anything else.
#16
Man you all like thin picks

4mm or nothing.
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#17
I can't stand thick picks. I've tried all sorts of gauges but keep going back to .73.
I'm really liking the feel of the Ultex sharps, good compromise in shape between standard picks and Tortex sharps. They're a little more grippy than the Tortex too. It's all I use now.
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#18
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Man you all like thin picks

4mm or nothing.

That must sound like a bell or something. o_o
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That must sound like a bell or something. o_o


Well, with Winspears it's tapered. The Grip area is 4mm and it comes to a point. I have found no difference in tone vs a Jazz III.
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#23
Dunlop Jazz III 1.1mm. Although last time i bought them the tips werent sharp anymore, but rounded, so they were pretty much useless, so i hope they dont do that anymore...
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#24
I don't have any brand loyalty, and enjoy a variety of picks.

Among my favorites, I have a couple of discontinued copper Dunlop Hot Licks picks that I like, plus a few carbon fiber picks as well. I've been buying picks made of agate or jade for a few years, too.
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#26
I've been using a single 6 pack of Dunlop Ultex Jazz III picks for the past 3 years. Down to my last pointy one now. Most likely will buy another 6 pack since I like the durability and size of the picks.
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#28
Dunlop Gators. 2 mm. I use my soldering iron to create a gripping area on them.
When I first started playing I could only use thin picks. As my playing progressed I started using thicker and thicker picks and now it's harder for me to use thin ones.
#29
Quote by andersondb7
I always come back to dunlop Tortex for it's superior grip. I find the yellow(.73mm) to have the perfect balance between flex and tension. I use it for anything i.e. acoustics, electrics, bass and its always comfortable.



I also like the green(.88mm) because its just stiff enough to allow for good control and bounce on the strings making it perfect for solo guitar and fast riffing. However, I don't like the stiffer picks when I'm playing acoustic instruments, but it's perfect for anything electric.


+3,1415
I use these two.

.73mm for playing classical/acoustic guitar and anything but high-gain metal on electric guitar.
.88mm for high-gain metal.
#31
Quote by andersondb7
I always come back to dunlop Tortex for it's superior grip. I find the yellow(.73mm) to have the perfect balance between flex and tension. I use it for anything i.e. acoustics, electrics, bass and its always comfortable.




These.

For some reason the colours are making me hungry, especially the green one.
#33
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Dunlop Gators. 2 mm. I use my soldering iron to create a gripping area on them.
When I first started playing I could only use thin picks. As my playing progressed I started using thicker and thicker picks and now it's harder for me to use thin ones.

+1, except I use the blue 1.14s. I love the Gator Grips and have used them almost exclusively for a few years now, great picks. I recently bought a pack of cheaper picks that look the exact same as the gator grip picks, nope. Even old, tattered gator grips are still "grippier" than normal picks.
#34
I guess the Ultex Sharp 1.14 is the closest I've come to liking a flat pick for guitar. I just started playing Irish tenor, and so I'm once again on that quest to find that elusive only moderately annoying flat pick.
#35
I used to use only those:



Then, I found out that the flex of the pick was giving me a delay, so I got used to thoses for the lead/technical stuff


and used the .73 for more accoustic/rythm.
The more I played with the .96, the less I used the .73...
Now, I mostly use the .96, even for accoustic stuff, I guess I got more precise! When I need a more "soft tone", I use chicken picking or fingers alltogether!
#36
I used to use Green and Blue Tortex but I just got into Fender Medium Celluloid Picks and I like them a lot better.