#1
I mean, like a 1.00mm pick (hard pick) to hit the Ernie Ball and GHS strings (one on my Dead Dave Mustaine VMNTX electric guitar and one on Epiphone LS Custom Pro electric guitar.


On the Dean guitar, I play hard rock, metal, heavy metal, thrash metal and death metal.

On the Epiphone guitar, I play classic rock, hard rock alternative rock.


Yes, I know the sound is coming from the amp, what you guys said about. However, I got a Talent Show to play in late September and play one song on each guitars for a total of 10 minutes performance. I just want to know what kind of picks are best to use, just play the guitars earlier and fast. It could be any brand.

At least, I have a little issue with Clayton Acetal Rounded Triangle 1.00mm picks tho.
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#3
Depends entirely on personal taste. I use a 0.73mm one for everything but many will argue that that's too thin. Fvck 'em, I like them.
I suggest that you buy a heap of different ones and try them out.
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#4
It's all personal taste. I like Winspears the best. The taper is very comfy and they glide over strings like nothing I've tried before. I recently started using Gravity Razors for the extreme point over the Winspear Shiv XL.
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Depends entirely on personal taste. I use a 0.73mm one for everything but many will argue that that's too thin. Fvck 'em, I like them.
I suggest that you buy a heap of different ones and try them out.


Even then, I'm in love with 0.60mm Snarling Dog picks. For me, it's the thinner, the better.
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Even then, I'm in love with 0.60mm Snarling Dog picks. For me, it's the thinner, the better.

I used to have 1.00mm Snarling Dog picks back in my high school days and now I have lost them. I think they are the best picks to use rather than using Clayton picks.

Maybe I'll try out 0.88mm picks two weeks before the Talent Show.
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#7
contact Strings and Beyond and tell them you want to try a variety of picks and they will hook you up at a very good price

Dunlop will send you a free sampler also
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#8
it is so much personal preference it almost silly.

use what works for you. everybody is different.
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#9
Epic Grip has been my go-to pick for over two years. They’re pricey, but worth the money if you can manage to not lose them.
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Depends entirely on personal taste.
I suggest that you buy a heap of different ones and try them out.


+1

It's worth buying different shapes/materials/brands as well as different gauges, since those will affect how they feel and sound as well as the gauge.

It's a bit like the neck profiles thing- there's probably some correlation between style of pick and playing style (gross overgeneralisation, but strummers tend to use thinner picks which shredders tend to use heavier), but it's far from 100% correlation and personal preference trumps all.
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Depends entirely on personal taste.
Yes, this.

I have this friend who uses .63 fender mediums and can't figure out how I use tortex/delrex 1.14s.

Try a bit of everything and decide for yourself what you like best.
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#12
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I used to have 1.00mm Snarling Dog picks back in my high school days and now I have lost them. I think they are the best picks to use rather than using Clayton picks.

Maybe I'll try out 0.88mm picks two weeks before the Talent Show.


I know. I had one of the 0.60mm (don't even know where I've gotten it from) picks for years, and I've lost and found it on numerous occasions. Finally, I just had to buy a pack of them.
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#13
I enjoy .90 sharp tips, but I notice that after weeks of playing the sharpness just flattens out.
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#14
I've primarily used Dunlop .88 nylon picks for the past... um, well, for a long time. I have my reasons for using them - durability, comfort, grip, and so forth. Prior to that, I tried a lot of different picks before settling on the nylons as my primary pick type. I do occasionally dabble with Tortex picks, I like .73 for those.

It's all about what works best for you. Experiment around with different types, thickness, and brands.
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#15
I like normal Fender Thin picks. I buy them by the gross and have used them for so many years any other pick just feels wrong to me. It's the right feel, the right thickness and comes in bright colors I can find at 2:00 in the morning when I'm looking for the ones I dropped while playing on a dark stage. It's all personal.
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#16
Finding the right pick is a very personal quest. It took me 15 years or so to find my favorite, and ever since, nothing else will do. What I use are Cool 1.0 mm large equilateral triangle picks. With those, I can use all three corners. I can't get along with small picks like Jazz IIIs; my hands are huge. But also, pick material can make a huge difference as well. The Cool picks I use are nylon I believe, and a softer nylon at that. They wear faster than most other materials, but they add something to my tone that I haven't gotten with any other picks. They scrape the strings in a different way and get more of a raspy, growly tone on the string attack.
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#17
I've always used a bunch of picks: different shapes, thicknesses, etc for different ocassions.
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#18
For metal, I use Dunlop tortex 1.14mm or 2.0mm for everything else usually Dunlop tortex 0.88mm or 0.73mm.