#1
Just curious as to what picks everyone prefers and why.. Recently I been doing alot of chromatic exercises, and just practicing lead.. And I ran into a dunlop pick it's like 2mm or some **** not sure.. Anyways.. it's pretty thick.. And I am really diggin it, seems like I am playing faster then ever with it.. Gives me more of a attack on the strings.. How about everyone else?
#3
Normally Fender Mediums, but lately I've been using Planet Waves Surepicks. They're actually very sweet.

#5
i cut up a half dollar in to the shape of a pick and use that
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#6
Dunlop Jazz III - Makes it easy for me to do harmonics, alternate pick, and easier for me to get a nice heavy chunck type sound for Heavy Metal. I cant even use regular picks anymore, they just feel so weird...
#7
Fender Extra Heavy and Dunlop Jazz but most Fender.
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#8
i use anything from like Fender thins to the Dunlop Big Stubbies, 1mm-3mm. It just depends on what i feel like using while im playing. Sometimes i can play well with a thin pick, others i can play better with a thick one.
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#9
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i use anything from like Fender thins to the Dunlop Big Stubbies, 1mm-3mm. It just depends on what i feel like using while im playing. Sometimes i can play well with a thin pick, others i can play better with a thick one.

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Umm...Dunlop tortex 0.88mm
#10
Plant Waves .69mm.

Excellent picks I might say.
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#11
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Thinner, i break the pick.
Thicker, i break a string.
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#12
Dunlops...2 mm. They just fit. Solid. I like it.

I've tried from really thin ones to really thick ones. Dont like them as much as the pick im using now.
#13
Quote by Paradigm Shift
Dunlop Jazz III - Makes it easy for me to do harmonics, alternate pick, and easier for me to get a nice heavy chunck type sound for Heavy Metal. I cant even use regular picks anymore, they just feel so weird...


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#14
Dunlop Tortex 1mm
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i cut up a half dollar in to the shape of a pick and use that

During the school year, I gave my cuz a pick to use as an outline and he made a pick using a quarter in metal shop.
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#17
now i use ernie ball... but nevermind, i can use any pick to play... i dont find any benefits for using different pick... I dont want to say that differences of the pick be as the weapon for my journey...
#19
Quote by DeathDealer
dunlop jazz-iii are the best for fast & precise playing

thats what i use also .
#20
Quote by Paradigm Shift
Dunlop Jazz III - Makes it easy for me to do harmonics, alternate pick, and easier for me to get a nice heavy chunck type sound for Heavy Metal. I cant even use regular picks anymore, they just feel so weird...



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#21
I HATE flimsy picks, the ones that crumple when you play anything fast. I like a big relatively thin pick that allows me to pick precisely and cleanly.
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#22
I use Snarling Dog Brain picks, .73 and .78 mm's. There's NO way that you can drop one of those picks while playing. Plus they have a nice feel.
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#23
Dunlop Jazz III. If they ever stop making them I quit guitar.
#24
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Dunlop Tortex 1mm


I used Fender Heavy's, broke one a day. Fender thins, broke 4 a day. Big and stubby (2-3mm), I felt like I couldn't play. Then I used Tortexe .50mm, and I loved those. I found out vai used 1mm, so I got tortext 1mm and some random dunlop ones with grip on them. I LOVE the 1mm tortex. I have a running bet that if any of my friends every break one, I'll buy them a new pack of picks. Theyre indestructable x.x (oh and I can use big and stubby ones now, dunno why but all the sudden i can play equally with any pick size now)
#25
My favorite picks are the Clayton Medium Play Boy picks, Dunlop .73 Tortex picks, and Dunlop 1mm Nylon picks.
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#26
Dunlop yellows (dunno what size they are?)
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#27
Quote by zxBane
Just curious as to what picks everyone prefers and why.. Recently I been doing alot of chromatic exercises, and just practicing lead.. And I ran into a dunlop pick it's like 2mm or some **** not sure.. Anyways.. it's pretty thick.. And I am really diggin it, seems like I am playing faster then ever with it.. Gives me more of a attack on the strings.. How about everyone else?


I played with 1 mm for 3 years and switched to the gator dunlop 2mm for the last year. But the past few weeks I've changed back to the 1mm tortex. My reason for doing this is that while I felt the 2mm did give stronger attack, they are also so thick that some movement might be wasted, therefore making it harder to continue increasing picking speed. In addition, I came to think that the roundness of the 2mm's that is a result of its thickness might be making it slide off the strings in a less--than-favorable way:

Also, I did some research on the gear that some professional players use in the style of rock, and they seem to favor mostly 1mms and sometimes a bit less thickness like .88s. I figured that it must be the way to go so I reverted back to my old BLUE TORTEX 1MMs and I'm adapting already as well as loosening up my picking hand.
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#28
I use five acryllic picks.


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#29
Quote by Paradigm Shift
Dunlop Jazz III - Makes it easy for me to do harmonics, alternate pick, and easier for me to get a nice heavy chunck type sound for Heavy Metal. I cant even use regular picks anymore, they just feel so weird...



Kinda Seconded
#31
Quote by DeathDealer
dunlop jazz-iii are the best for fast & precise playing


Same here. Its great for my style of play. Well, I think any style. It's just perfect for strumming and fast runs.
#32
I can't stand Jazz IIIs. Too small, no stability for aggressive playing, strumming, and the nylon is kinda iffy. (IMHO)

Dunlop 1.14 Ultex (prounounced: you'll tex.) I've been using the same one since I first got them, like a year ago. Insane durability.
#33
Quote by mikeman
I can't stand Jazz IIIs. Too small, no stability for aggressive playing, strumming, and the nylon is kinda iffy. (IMHO)

Dunlop 1.14 Ultex (prounounced: you'll tex.) I've been using the same one since I first got them, like a year ago. Insane durability.



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#34
i dunno what their official name is
but i use Fender thin, big huge triangles...
i dunno
its fun
if i break a side, just turn it a little bit, and its a whole new pick!
yeah, i've got gear too...
squier strat
squier tele
Ibanez rg4ex
Boss DS-1
Morely Bad Horsie Wah
Digitech Hot Head
Boss GE-7
Zoom G1X
Mesa Boogie 5:50 Express
Vox AD50vt
#35
Quote by nightwind
I use five acryllic picks.




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#37
dunlop blue and green tortexes (don't know the mm) but they're great, they don't ever break (as i'm sure you all know) my only complaint is that after about an hour of playing the tip gets wore down to a nub.... maybe not a nub but its rounded off and not sharp anymore.