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#1
what plectrums do you use? for like shredding or just general playing guitar?
the only reason why am asking this is because if i asked it generally i wouldnt get people playing Satch and stuff like that.
At the moment i use the USA Nylon .88mm. just wondered if there was a easier plec to do pinch harmonics with?
#2
i use a 3mm stubby. This doesn't flop about so it is easier to maintain speed and do pinch harmonics. This is quite a thick plec though so it will feel a lot different. It took me a while to get used to, but now i can play alot faster and harmonics are very easy.
#4
i used to use dunlop 3mm lil stubbys , but i got too dependant on using it and could hardly play without it. so now i just use regular dunlop tortex .88m
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#5
I like a Gibson Heavy or Medium. But I'm using a 1.0 Joe Stratini at the moment. I prefer a heavier and thicker plec for all types of music
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#6
Ibanez Paul Gilbert sig picks...fast attack, accurate, easy to pull off harmonics...
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#8
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Mine fell apart after a week, first you could bend them, then the two halves just fell apart

Dunlop Tortex 1.14mm for meh.
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#9
2 or 3mm Dunlop. Anything below 1 mm drives me crazy.
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#10
^Yeah, I've had that happen to me once. Can't blame Ibanez for not have top notch quality control on a few guitar picks though. They're great picks IMO...
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#11
Dunlop Ultex .73
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#12
Jazz IIIs by choice, but since I haven't been able to find any in a long while now (**** YOU IRELAND!) I'm basically just using whatever I can find, I think the one I've been using lately is a Clayton something or other. My picking is suffereing from constantly having to change picks now. Grrr...

Might buy some of the Gilbert picks while I'm at this, and if they're good I'll order a ****ing gross.
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#14
I used to use thick picks, but I find that I can play WAY faster with thin ones? It seems that I'm a minority on this one. I use the red tortexes.
#15
I'm using Dunlop tortex .88's right now. I'm thinking of ordering some Jazzz III's this weekend.
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#16
I use Jazz IIIs, great little things.

I might by some of the Paul Giblert and Steve Vai picks, for the sake of having them, but I probs won't use them.
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#18
the 1mm big stubbies. i've tried all three thicknesses (1mm, 2mm, and 3mm) and the 1mm doesn't have the circle indentation in the middle, which i think makes it more comfortable.
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#19
Jazz II's, I was using the III's first but when I tried the II's they felt better for me.
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#21
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Mine fell apart after a week, first you could bend them, then the two halves just fell apart

Dunlop Tortex 1.14mm for meh.

I've had 3 of the PG's sig pick broke in half (the Candy apple ones) and it just literally splits to 2 (hey, i got myself 2 new thin picks )

I still like em and thats why i bought 12 new different ones.

The white and black new ones seems very sturdy.
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#23
Yeah, the Candy Apple ones snap on you apparently. The one that snapped on me was candy apple too. I'm currently using a black and gold one and it's great.
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#24
Do the blue ones keep more firm?

I've only tried the candy apple ones so far, and I can't be arsed to buy another pack for that much money (for picks!) to have them fall apart within a week.
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#25
White and black is harder and tougher than the candy apple and both are the same. The blue ones is softer and firmer than the black/white ones and i dont think its made half+half like the candy apple. Candy apple is the firmest and would easily break in half (you'LL GET 2 PLEctrumS THIS waY !!...)

Anyways, i sorta use all of them according to mood and the moist level on my finger.
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White and black is harder and tougher than the candy apple and both are the same. The blue ones is softer and firmer than the black/white ones and i dont think its made half+half like the candy apple. Candy apple is the firmest and would easily break in half (you'LL GET 2 PLEctrumS THIS waY !!...)

Anyways, i sorta use all of them according to mood and the moist level on my finger.


Dude wtf, you're not making any sense

White & black is harder and tougher than the candy apple and both are the same? Both what?

Candy apple is the most firm and would easily break in half? What?

Firm means NOT breaking in half

I'd appreciate it if you put that in english for me so I'd understand, as this really makes no sense at all.
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#29
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Dude wtf, you're not making any sense

White & black is harder and tougher than the candy apple and both are the same? Both what?

Candy apple is the most firm and would easily break in half? What?

Firm means NOT breaking in half

I'd appreciate it if you put that in english for me so I'd understand, as this really makes no sense at all.

k, i'll rephrase that
white and black feels the same, the only difference is the color, FIRM

candy apple is the softest and would mostly break in half, NOT FIRM

while the blue sits in the middle, the feel isnt as hard as the black and white, NOT TOO FIRM
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#30
Quote by madpickin03
k, i'll rephrase that
white and black feels the same, the only difference is the color, FIRM

candy apple is the softest and would mostly break in half, NOT FIRM

while the blue sits in the middle, the feel isnt as hard as the black and white, NOT TOO FIRM


Okay, cheers.
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#32
I've been a 3mm stubby guy for about 2 years now, I just found them to be incredibly easy to play with. I like the small ones, not the big stubbies.

As for the Gilbert picks, I've got one, a whitey and I really like it. I like the small size, as I'm used to stubbies, and the thickness is good too. Thin enough to have a good sound to it, but thick enough not to give and to give good harmonics. I give them a thumbs up, if they came a bit thicker (maybe around a 1.8-2) I'd be all over them.
#33
Jazz III's for me
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#34
dunlop tortex .88s the little green ones there hard enough for heavy playing but they still have some give to them
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#37
Just received my 8 PG picks. Woohoo reminds me of the days I could still be made happy by receiving cheap plastic little thingies. I've got 2 of each colour except candy apple. Here comes my review which is heavily biased because I'm used to jazz III's.

They are a bit bigger than what I'm used to and that means they are a bit of in between picks to me. They are definately more suitable for rythm playing than smaller picks. Since they have no texture on them they feel good when you hold them (the jazz III picks always had a bad side for me which felt irritating). Somehow they are a bit rubber like in the way they give you a nice grip. The pearl ones seem the thickest and most firm ones and have a nice attack. The white and black ones are nearly as firm but have a bit less attack IMO because of a less sharp point (could be randomly devided over the picks of course). The blue ones are a bit less firm but still just firm and not floppy. They seem to have the most aggressive attack aswell. Compared to jazz III picks they are all a bit more round in shape which makes it feel different when attacking from an angle. In that way they are more like stubby picks.

All in all I have to get a bit used to them because of the bigger size and less sharp point but they give a nice agressive tone and seem a bit more alround than the Jazz III. Now I'm gonna play again.
#38
I might go into Notts and buy some now, just to see.
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#39
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Anyways, what's this Pearl version you speak of? I should really go out and get that. I use the Purple one and the Black one, but are grade, the purple one pulls off awesome harmonics
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#40
The white everyone referring to IS the pearl, its PW = pearl white, which basically have almost the same feeling as the black one IMHO, but the black engraving stays better rather than the black one.
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