#1
Just a discussion about what we're using. My main pick currently is a blue Dunlop Tortex 1mm, filed down to a sharp edge, although I'll be getting some purple 1.14mm Tortex picks soon. I can make do with round tipped picks, but I feel they make me work harder than I have to.

What are you guys using, and why do you stick with it?
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#2
You may want to look at the tortex sharp picks, they are already made the way you modify yours


I use the Tortex wedge .60 or the regular tortex .60 I'm not big on thicker picks
The wedge has a slightly sharper tip than the regular tortex
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#3
Heavily depends on what you play and how you play it. I was long a fan of Gator Grip picks, and after trying everything from .71 to 2.0, I settled with the .96's. Now I specialise more and more on thrash metal, and just recently switched to the Jazz II pickup, which is smaller, medium-rounded and 1.18mm. Seems to be "faster", but also needs a firmer grip.
#4
I've been loving Winspear picks lately. Lowest wear I've seen yet besides stainless steel (which chewed up my strings like crazy).

I use his Shiv XL. Used to use the Shiv IV, which was more of a Jazz III shape but I found it too small. I think technically speaking it's a 5mm gauge pick, but it's tapered down to about 1mm at the point.

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#5
Either a Dunlop Tortex Pitch Black Jazz 1.14 mm, or these big triangular Gibson heavy picks.
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#6



I filed down pick for a while before I discovered the Jazz III pick. Lately, that and a V-picks stiletto is all I have been using.
#7
The Dunlop John Petrucci Jazz III. They have this polished/beveled edge that just feels like taking a chainsaw to butter.
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#8
Jazz III shaped bone pick. Probably about 1mm maybe a bit thicker.
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#9
.73 Nylon. Used to use the Dunlop 'Riffs Picks' (red guys) but I've lost all of them now and I can't find them in stores so I'm using the 'Snarling Dogs' .73s. They feel about the same but don't last quite as long. I'm thinking of buying a jar of the Dunlops at some point.

I like the way the nylon in that gauge bounces off the strings while you're playing. It just feels...right.

Tried a few others. I kinda like the Ultex .73s on an acoustic if I'm playing rhythm. Otherwise I stick to the Nylons
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#10
Quote by mjones1992
.73 Nylon. Used to use the Dunlop 'Riffs Picks' (red guys) but I've lost all of them now and I can't find them in stores so I'm using the 'Snarling Dogs' .73s. They feel about the same but don't last quite as long. I'm thinking of buying a jar of the Dunlops at some point.

I like the way the nylon in that gauge bounces off the strings while you're playing. It just feels...right.

Tried a few others. I kinda like the Ultex .73s on an acoustic if I'm playing rhythm. Otherwise I stick to the Nylons

Found some on amazon, but you have to buy almost 600 at once and they are $73 and only 1/4 of that order will be the gauge you want
http://www.amazon.com/Jim-Dunlop-4350-Guitar-Picks/dp/B000EEJBLQ
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#11
Quote by Robbgnarly
Found some on amazon, but you have to buy almost 600 at once and they are $73 and only 1/4 of that order will be the gauge you want
http://www.amazon.com/Jim-Dunlop-4350-Guitar-Picks/dp/B000EEJBLQ


Might do that next month or so (if it's still there)

Thanks for the link! I'd probably never have to buy picks again lol

There's a similar one on Dunlop's website but it's a lot more money. That one looks like a pretty good deal.
#12
88s either ultex or tortex.
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Quote by mjones1992
Might do that next month or so (if it's still there)

Thanks for the link! I'd probably never have to buy picks again lol

There's a similar one on Dunlop's website but it's a lot more money. That one looks like a pretty good deal.

Yeah, but your getting 144 picks of the gauge you want and the rest are all a different gauge or that is what I am getting by it saying 4 gross (a gross is 144) and having a pick of 4 different gauges and no selection for an individual size

You could contact www.stringsandbeyond.com and ask them about them. They are a great company to order from and have insane customer service
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#15
Quote by Will Lane
The normal-shaped dunlop tortex orange ones. I can't remember the gauge, it's around 70. I'm pretty cookie-cutter I guess. What's the actual name for the shape?

.60mm
I also have some Clayton .60mm that are just as good as the tortex (same material and color) I bought 6 packs of 12 when they had them for $1.99 at MF last year and I still have a full pack
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#16
Quote by Robbgnarly
Yeah, but your getting 144 picks of the gauge you want and the rest are all a different gauge or that is what I am getting by it saying 4 gross (a gross is 144) and having a pick of 4 different gauges and no selection for an individual size

You could contact www.stringsandbeyond.com and ask them about them. They are a great company to order from and have insane customer service


Huh. I didn't know they did picks as well. That's where I get my strings from since I play a weird gauge-set. I'll shoot them an email next time I order strings.
#18
Ultex Sharp 0.73. They're sharper than a standard pick but not as sharp as a Tortex Sharp.
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#19
I use bog standard fender picks. Medium for electric, heavy (BIG) ones when I'm playing bass and thins for acoustic. I buy 3 times as many thins as I destroy at least one a song. I also have a million made from old credit cards etc I make with my pick stamp. Those are Jazz 111 shaped and I keep them everywhere, drives my Mrs nuts. But I hate hunting for picks when I just want to play. Every drawer in the house has some.
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#20
First went jazz 3 1.33 mm seemed to small of a shape. then went tortex sharp 1.36 mm. found it to be quite thick and gave me less highs on my picking. and it was quite hard to pick high tensions strings with it. then went a standard dunlop 1mm seems to be my pick for me!
#21
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