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#1
I was wondering how often you change your picks, and if there is any reference, for example you should change strings every 4 weeks or so, or is it just personal preference?
#2
I don't "change picks" I get new ones when I lose one.

So far I haven't had to throw one away though.

Right now I have about 40 different picks that I use lying around the house.
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when they go blunt, bass strings eat plectrums
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I was wondering how often you change your picks, and if there is any reference, for example you should change strings every 4 weeks or so, or is it just personal preference?


your kidding right? just throw away if you start to dent them
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When I lose one.
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#10
i dont really replace picks, i have 10 or so i have in my wallett, and when i need one, i grab one and when it cracks, or breaks, i get rid of it.

so it depends on how much i use it.
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#12
The logo wears off in like a day. That would start to add up in $$$. Thats like saying when you scratch a guitar its time for a new one.
#13
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I use dunlop Tortex picks(.60 mm). When the logo wears off, the pick is done.

i do the same thing- i find my medium tortex jazz picks get too thin if i dont
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uhhh...the logo wears of pretty quick. guys youo aren't wearing the pick down, you are wearing down the paint on the pick. Big difference. i just use picks till i lose them or till they get really really bent...even then i use them if i can't find any others around the house. Then i clean the house and i find all the lossed picks giving me anouther round of picks!
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#16
better question....does it really matter? picks are like 50 cents a piece, you can buy 100 if you want, or if you think your pick is lucky, you can use it till it is no more. I personally, have picks all over my room and just pick one up depending on where I am.
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#18
I score my pics with a razorblade. When the scoring feels smooth, I usually change. But I don't throw pics away because I lose so many.
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I score my pics with a razorblade. When the scoring feels smooth, I usually change. But I don't throw pics away because I lose so many.


Great minds think alike. I cut a little tic-tac-toe looking box into my picks with a pen knife. I used to throw away my picks when I used Fender California Clears. I went through a whole pack in a week and immediately switched over to Dunlop Tortex . Now I just leave a bunch hanging around the house and keep a few in my wallet so I just use whichever is nearby. I've never thrown away a tortex pick.
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Great minds think alike. I cut a little tic-tac-toe looking box into my picks with a pen knife. I used to throw away my picks when I used Fender California Clears. I went through a whole pack in a week and immediately switched over to Dunlop Tortex . Now I just leave a bunch hanging around the house and keep a few in my wallet so I just use whichever is nearby. I've never thrown away a tortex pick.

Same here. I use .60 and .73 Tortex. They're great. I've never broken one of them, they don't really "blunt," they just get smooth, which is why I score them.
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When i lose one.
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what about when you loose one? what does that cost you?
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i think theres a pick gremlin in my house cuz my picks always disappear....but yea..i just play with wutever pick i could find...also..i found out today that SAMASH pics are very very flammable..
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#24
I play my .73mm Dunlop ones until they break or get lost then i get another one of my 10. When they run out I'll buy some more. Matt.
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I play my .73mm Dunlop ones until they break or get lost then i get another one of my 10. When they run out I'll buy some more. Matt.


I do exactly the same thing, except I lose mine rather than break them

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#26
i buy 12 packs... then months later i lose most, give most away or most of them are too smooth to get a good grip of and then i buy another 12 pack
#27
I stick medium grit sandpaper to all of my picks (i use the kind with self adhesive on the back) when the sandpaper wears down and becomes smooth i throw the pick into my box of discarded picks.
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#28
I use 1 pick all the time for my Strat, I just love it, it has sentimental value to me, and it's a really cool colour.
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#29
I have 13 picks atm, all of different sizes (I prefer lighter ones for Acoustic and Heavier for Electric), and if I loose any, I buy new ones. 3 For £1 at my store.
#30
I use Dunlop Sharp Tortex (best pick, EVAR). I buy them in lots of 24 off ebay. These 24 picks will last me around 4 months at a time, As the pick starts off godly, and after heavy heavy heavy use it still resembles the shape of a standard tortex.
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Same here. I use .60 and .73 Tortex. They're great. I've never broken one of them, they don't really "blunt," they just get smooth, which is why I score them.


^ proof that you don't have to use picks thicker than 1 mm to be cool .
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#32
I only buy new plectrums when I lose all of my others. I use 1mm Nylon Dunlops.

I change my strings every 2-3 months and use Fast Fret to keep them in good condition.
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#33
I switch when they start to round off at the "sharp" tip, which is every 2 weeks or so.
#34
i just have picks lying all over teh house. A few here and there and in my wallet. I use the matchpiks .60 for my epi les paul. And i find that they dont just wear down to nothing. Maybe the way most of you guys play that hardcore power chord crap on your schectors (or however you spell that) but i can see why they wear down. And, i do a lot of fingerpicking (over half) so its not like i use them consantly.
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#35
I use like... 1.14 Picks. So they never dent. None of my main ones have the logo anymore even. Sometimes if I see an edge has been raped, I use the other edge.

Im so cheap.
#36
i use those dunlop green 1.5 picks with teh gator on them, they don't dent or anything
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#37
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what about when you loose one? what does that cost you?


I don't lose them. Ever. I got 6 for $10 a year ago and I still have all 6.
#38
After I changed to Dunlop Tortex 1mm I've been using the same two picks for about three months. They are quite good for hard hitting, but they suck and fast playing and shreding.
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#39
I use the Dunlop .96mm that has this grip thingy on it, when that wears off it just slips out of your fingers, thats the time to buy some more. I dont throw it away though, they can be useful when you cant buy new ones.

But with the thicker ones, when they start to splinter and stuff.
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