#2
Yeah that's short. Mine last about a week, two if I'm lucky and that's pretty short.
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#3
i got a pack of fender picks one time(the california geen ones) and i dont know what was up but i went through 12 in 6 hours...!!!!!!!!!! wth
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#4
ive been using the same fender premium celluloid pick for at least 3 months, its in horrible shape though, the tip is worn out on both ends, there are notches on the sides, theres even a crack going about halfway down the middle, but its still my favorite pick...

by the way, its a medium.
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#7
extra heavy's last for ever
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#10
I've been using the yellow Dunlop .73mm picks on acoustic for a while. So far, they seem to hold up nicely. Perhaps some of you heavy handed players need to move to thicker picks?
#12
Differs, I got some that has been with me since I started to play guitar (a year and a few months) and I got some that lasts like 2-3 weeks.
#13
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I've been using the yellow Dunlop .73mm picks on acoustic for a while. So far, they seem to hold up nicely. Perhaps some of you heavy handed players need to move to thicker picks?


Nah, I use mediums and whilst they wear down in a week or two, I find it's the best mix between ability to strum and pick individual notes. I'm alot gentler than I was, I used to snap pics in half regularly >.< Thinking about it...I haven't broke a string in months since I changed my attack angle a bit haha.
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#14
One set of mine have lasted through about 35 years of playing. Of course, they're attached to me.

For regular picks, I'm more likely to lose them before I wear them out. Sometimes I'll throw them in my big jar 'o picks if they get too worn. I've got at least a couple of picks in there from the 70's.
#17
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#18
I'll die with my Dunlop nylons in my hands if I don't lose them first. I guess they last pretty long.
#19
I have one purple Tortex that I've been using for about a month, then sometimes I use a blue
Tortex that's at LEAST from the early 90's, quite possibly the 80's sometime. That's a good pick.
#20
I don't mind use worn down picks, so I've had some that I ended up using for a number of years. Ever see a Fender extra heavy pick that was basically worn down so the 'sharp' end was the same shape and length as the other 2 sides? heheh Definitely makes sure your pick hand technique is VERY accurate
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#21
I have had my newest pick for a couple of months bow I think.
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#22
Months

I use Dean Markley LH picks exclusively. They're light, but rock solid and they wear well, rather than cracking like a lot of other picks I've used. Unfortunately they're a bit hard to find.
#23
My two favorite picks i've been using probably almost a year, if not a year definitely months. They have nott noticeably worn down or anything, so I still use em.

Usually I lose the picks before they ware away....
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#24
I've been using the same Fender teardrop medium pick ever since I started about a year and a half ago.
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#25
i lose them too quickly for them to wear down usually, although i have broken a few recently...
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#26
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Months, sometimes years.


Same, one I bought 5 years ago I kept using when I pickup up guitar again. After a week the pics I have now are in the same shape.
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#27
Let me think...it depends. Some picks I lose in like an hour from buying them, others I'm sure I've had for 5-6 months, others like 2 years.
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#28
Dunlop picks last the most.
Especialy the Delrin ones.

I use dunlop Jazz III's but i sand the tips down to imitate the natural wear of a whole year .
Now thats how i like it.
#30
i have some transparent dunlop stubby pick, which I tend to lose so quickly because they are so small and see through. I go through at a rate of 1 per week
#31
my picks last ages - i actually play the best with older picks, ones that im used to and that have wear on em
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#32
i had a fender heavy that lasted a year before it had been worn down to look the same at each end

but mine last ages
#33
at guitar center but either the dunlop tortiouse shell ones, or the playboy ones, ive been rotating the picks but theyve lasted for 3 months and they arent even scratched!

i forgot to mention i play guitar all day, from noon to 6 then i chilld then from 7-12 non stop, im not even kidding
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#36
Maybe I pick wrong?

I pick with an angle. Then one side of my pick will just get thinner and thinner after a few days and then I flip the pick and play again for a few days...

What's really the correct way to pick??
#37
I use those big triangular Fender pics, medium, and buy
a pack every time I go to a guitar store. I leave them
everywhere, tape five to the mic stand at shows and
forget to collect them afterward. I was looking for a pic
in our practice space and found twenty around on the
floor here and there. Yeah, I'm a slob.
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#38
I have a Jim Dunlop pick that has lasted me as long as i've had my strat which is well over a year now... i only use that pick for that guitar.. but for my epiphone and for my ESP i use Jim Dunlop Jazz III's and both these pikcs are extra heavy so i don't expect them to break on me, the Jazz III all i have to do is file the tip a little bit... so yeah, i expect them to last over a year... i still buy picks in bulk though, lol
#39
The oldest one ive got is about a year and a half i think, Dunlop 1.14s they don't break and they don't wear away and they are just the most comfortable for me.
#40
I've been using the same thumb pick since i started playing a year ago. But I only use it to pick notes on the top 3 strings. I strum and pick the bottom 3 strings with my finger nails.
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