#1
After losing all of my smelly old guitar picks and frantically looking around my house for something to play with (to no avail...), I've decided to invest more thought into my pick choices before I load up on some more and start placing them where I won't lose them.
I came across the Herco 75 Flex (Silver Ones) and was wondering if the gauge is 75 mm or if 75 flex was a different way of describing it's thickness.
I'm in the market for heavier picks (.88s at the very least) and 75mms wouldn't cut it. I don't know if it's because I started playing guitar with heavy picks, but light or even medium gauges drive me nuts with their flimsiness.
I plan on buying some extra heavy nylon picks from Dunlop, but I don't want those to be my go to. Somewhere between .88s and 1.1s would be the sweet spot. I know Dunlop has other nylon picks that fit my sweet spot and which aren't Hercos, but I just wanted to make sure about the Hercos first, because I'm a sucker and names and reputation have meaning to me.
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#2
Look up V-Picks, they're fantastic, I have their heavier ones and have used them on guitar and bass, basically indestructable unless you lost them, you just refile them and they're ready to go:
http://www.amazon.com/Picks-Tradition-Lite-1-5mm-Clear/dp/B005GGOFB8%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q%26tag%3Dduckduckgo-ffab-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB005GGOFB8

These are the ones I prefer, but they'll probably be thicker than what you'd want, although I find their heavier gauges quite comfortable.
http://www.amazon.com/Picks-Pearly-Screamer-Electric-2-75mm/dp/B00885UT0K/ref=pd_sim_sbs_267_7?ie=UTF8&dpID=5180eYOa-4L&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=1VTE6T0T31T36YHT09GN

Either way - worth trying at least once.
Last edited by diabolical at Apr 29, 2016,
#3
I just made the long distance call to Dunlop. If anyone cares, it turns out they are exactly 1mm thick.
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#4
Diabolical, 4 picks for 15 bucks?
What are they made of?
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#5
The picks I'm using (Gravity Picks' 2mm Razers) are about $6 each. These are NOT something I'm going to be tossing out into the audience, and I've yet (knock on wood) to lose one, and they last forever.



I do have rotten, pick-thieving friends and acquaintances, so the Gravity picks get hidden and I leave a lot of Pick Punch picks lying around for random guests. I've also learned to pack away the good guitars and leave a couple of $100 strat/LP-alikes out for the inevitable drunken air-guitar and poser goofballs.

Pick Punch is about $25, different pick shapes available, http://www.pickpunch.com/ :
You can make picks out of almost anything up to about 1mm thick, including old credit and gift cards.

Last edited by dspellman at Apr 29, 2016,
#6
I'm not looking to spend 6 dollars a pick, although I must admit that picture you uploaded is definitely tempting. They're gorgeous and look otherworldly LOL.

I'm going to stick with Hercos for now.
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#7
Anyone know if Dunlop's Gator Grip wears off? I'm talking about the "gator grip," and not the actual pick.
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#8
Quote by JimiLeePage
Anyone know if Dunlop's Gator Grip wears off? I'm talking about the "gator grip," and not the actual pick.


Yes it does.

Look into the dunlop jazz iii carbon fiber. They last forever and the cross hatched texture is extremely grippy and it hardly wears off, even after weeks and months.
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#10
Quote by trashedlostfdup
Yes it does.

Look into the dunlop jazz iii carbon fiber. They last forever and the cross hatched texture is extremely grippy and it hardly wears off, even after weeks and months.


I just got those, after I finally lost all my nylon Jazz iii, and really like them. I think you can get a lot of confidence from your pick choice.
Also, due to the light weight, I actually found my maximum picking speed went up by 100BPM too!*


*That's not actually true.
#11
stop thinking of your picks as disposable and you won't lose so many picks.

I've been using v-picks for years. They are the best picks I've ever used and I've pretty much tried every pick that exists except some of the really hard to get ones.

I've lost maybe 2 picks and that's only because I was traveling and moving.
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#12
Quote by JimiLeePage
Diabolical, 4 picks for 15 bucks?
What are they made of?


Acrylic resin, I think:
http://www.v-picks.com/

Think of it as the plastic version of a metal penny or whatever Brian May or Billy Gibbons uses. Undestructable for sure. I have 3 and they have lasted me over 5 years. Like I said, you just sharpen them again and you're good to go.

Apparently Santana uses these and a few other big names.
#13
Quote by JimiLeePage
I'm not looking to spend 6 dollars a pick, although I must admit that picture you uploaded is definitely tempting. They're gorgeous and look otherworldly LOL.

I'm going to stick with Hercos for now.


Six bucks a pick is expensive if you lose them.
If you don't, it's not too bad.
At six bucks a pick, I know where those things are 24/7
#14
Shoot, I have $3 jade picks and even agate picks that cost $30. I know EXACTLY where hey all are, too.

However, among my faves are the Pickboy .88 carbon nylons which usually cost @90¢ each.
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#15
I am mainly partial to Everly Star Picks for live work and they fit on a keychain too, for studio tracking and when I play bass I use V-Picks. BTW, Gravity picks look very similar, they're probably resin as well...I wouldn't be surprised if I find out they are the same material.