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#1


Why does everyone swear by these picks? I got some because UG seems to find them orgasmic, but they're so damn tiny and stiff you can't do anything with them!

I tried to play one power chord and the thing flew out of my hand, I even tried gorilla snot!

Do all you guys that use them just shred? Or am I missing something here?


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#2
yeah i dont like them either, they really dont work well unless you only hit the strings lightly.
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#5
It takes getting used to at first, but ever since my friend reccomended them to me I haven't used anything else since. I don't really know what other advice to give you then to just keep trying it out, now that I'm used to them it's hard to play with anything else. If you're having trouble playing chords, try to just glide the pick over the strings rather than pick it like you would a single note. It's easy to get used to by playing open chords, then you can just take the same idea and apply it to power chords.
#6
jazz III's are the best, you just have to have a strong grip on them, and they're not just used for shredding. they give you way more control than flimsy picks
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It takes getting used to at first, but ever since my friend reccomended them to me I haven't used anything else since. I don't really know what other advice to give you then to just keep trying it out, now that I'm used to them it's hard to play with anything else. If you're having trouble playing chords, try to just glide the pick over the strings rather than pick it like you would a single note. It's easy to get used to by playing open chords, then you can just take the same idea and apply it to power chords.

unfortunately, just gliding over them doesnt sound nearly as aggressive as digging in and hitting them hard.
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#8
I <3 Jazz III picks...

I find them easier to play with personally... but for some reason i can't play with tortexes well. Wierd huh?
#9
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unfortunately, just gliding over them doesnt sound nearly as aggressive as digging in and hitting them hard.



exactly, how can I bash a chord if I have to glide over it?

And I use Dunlop 1mm nylons btw.

I like them because they're thick and big, but flexible enough to not feel like you're going to break something.
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#10
I love them. The big thin ones are too flimsy. The big medium ones are also pretty flimsy, and the big thick ones are just too bulky and get in the way.
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#11
Bah, I hate those. I'd use a Fender 50'th An. over a Jazz lll anyday.
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#12
I like them.
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#13
They are stiff and small...the way I like it...just kidding.

They own once you get used to them. They feel alot more precise.
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#14
ive used them ever since i stole one from my friend two years ago. i think they're better for soloing (i don't shred so they're not just for that) and if you have a grip on it digging into a chord isn't gonna cause it to fly out of your hand.
#15
You dont have to bash on a chord for it to sound agressive. It's all in the attack, sure, but you can glide over a string and have it sound just as heavy and punchy. I swear by my Jazz IIIs and I dont play aggresively at all. I play death metal and some shred and it sounds just as agressive. A lot of it is in the tone in the amp and pups as well.
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You dont have to bash on a chord for it to sound agressive. It's all in the attack, sure, but you can glide over a string and have it sound just as heavy and punchy. I swear by my Jazz IIIs and I dont play aggresively at all. I play death metal and some shred and it sounds just as agressive. A lot of it is in the tone in the amp and pups as well.


Meh, you know what I mean, I don't bash for the tone, I just get into things when I'm on stage, I'm an energetic player
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#17
I've sworn by the blue 1.0 mm Tortex picks from the very start, can anyone compare them to the Jazz III's? I've been meaning to check them out but haven't got around to it.
#18
^ I used to play the blue 1.0's but now I use jazz I's and III's. Jazz III are bitchin' for solos and jazz I's are good for rythm.
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#19
I've been using stubby Tortex 1.14mm's for years, and there's no substitute for me. Jazz III's are also great but they have too much pick noise, so Tortexs are the best.
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Meh, you know what I mean, I don't bash for the tone, I just get into things when I'm on stage, I'm an energetic player

lol yea, I feel ya. Im the same way. The music I play is REALLY energetic, and I get into it on stage. But when I started with Jazz IIIs, it was, you know, just up in my room noodling around. After a while, I got so accustomed to them and fell in love. Once you do, you'll never go back. Trust me. And you'll get the hang of being able to bash at the strings and keep the pick.
#21
I use them for everything.
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And I use Dunlop 1mm nylons btw.

I like them because they're thick and big, but flexible enough to not feel like you're going to break something.

Dude, those are the only picks I use! Great picks
#26
I use Dunlop 0.38 mm nylons almost exclusively, but I do love me some Jazz III's when it comes to soloing.
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#27
I love em. No, I don't shred. Not yet.
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#28
yumm

They are the greatest picks in the entire world.

Good for strumming, good for soloing, sound good on acoustic.

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#29
i love Jazz III's, only picks i use.
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#30
I use the Jazz IIIs because they are sturdy and deliver a punch when I play even without hitting the strings hard. They make the strings last a lot longer IMO and they are easier to pinch with. They really take getting used to though. I can't play with normal picks any more just jazz I-IIIs
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#31


There are two of those bad boys in my pocket right now.
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#33
I picked up some Jazz III picks about 3 weeks ago. I've noticed that they've actually helped me to play faster. I love them to death and will never use anything put those picks.
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#35
I absolutely love the jazz lll's picks! They are the only picks I'll use, and John Petrucci uses them come on.
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#36
tortex blue pick is my favorite.... I can't get them here though so I REALLY take care of it, next time i'm in US i will buy a pack


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#37
Jazz III's are great once you get down your technique, which is how you're supposed to use every pick... use the very tip of the pick. It changes a bit for rhythms. I came from using a bass players 2.0mm picks to the Jazz III's, I can't even play with regular picks anymore. Just give them some time, you'll fall in love.
#38
yeah i use em , there great
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#39
I like them, they have nice control, and you can use them for a lot of different styles so if you havent used them, try it,
#40
all i can use are blue tortex's and they have to be 1 milimeter or they feel weird to me
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