#1
I figured I'd come out and ask the question. I've been looking for a type of pick that I might like. I've tested quite a few with many dissappointments about feel. I'm down to my last Snarl <never buying again> and about to go get another dozen of picks. I'd just figured I'd ask people what they recomend sence you guys seem to be pretty bright and uniqe to yourselfs. I know i'm going to get a bounch of diffrent ideas. I like to play pretty quick, but I do like the heavier style picks.

Thanks for your time of reading my ramblings.
#2
if u can dadi classic 0.58's are what i use for quicker picking but i use a like .75 mm tortex for blues.
#4
I personally use 2mm Dunlop Big Stubbies. You can get them in 1mm and 3mm as well, but I find the 2mm ones to be absolutely perfect. I can't even play properly with a "normal" pick anymore now...
#5
I have used the tortex, I always seemed to drop them, but I was using 1.16mm


List of what I've used
Tortex 1.16mm
Epiphone Standard "Size wasn't said but medium"
Fender Mediums
Snarl Dogs .56 < big mistake
Pick of Desteny <I couldn't resist the temptation>
Guitar Center's Standard
#6
Quote by CLIFF_BURTON
I use my fingers.

Props to you man, I wish I could use my fingeres, I get really confused when I try.
#7
Quote by Dayn
I personally use 2mm Dunlop Big Stubbies. You can get them in 1mm and 3mm as well, but I find the 2mm ones to be absolutely perfect. I can't even play properly with a "normal" pick anymore now...

I have heard some good things about the Stubbies, but sadly enough guitar center doesn't have them in my area... Or they are sold out? lol.
#8
Dunlop Jazz III's
the ultimate picks!
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My Gear:
Schecter Hellraiser FR
Gibson Black Beauty
Schecter Avenger
Mesa Triple Rectifier
Marshal 1962 4X12 cab
Dunlop Jazz III's
#9
dunlop tortex, i use the 1 mm and the .88s, whichever i feel like using at that moment. usually 1.0 for heavy rhythm and .88 for strumming or a bit of both. good picks, they last forever.
dunlop jazz 3 and jazz 3 stiffi. amazing picks. kinda small, but very fast and they also last forever (most dunlops last a while). excellent articulation, i can't use the tortex picks for anything but rhythm after I picked up a jazz 3. John Petrucci uses the stiffi. i believe they are 1.38 mm only.
#10
3mm dunlop big stubbies. solid. last forever. sound great. no pick floppyness.
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#12
Quote by ThroughtheHaze
Dunlop Jazz III's
the ultimate picks!

see? this guy knows what he's talking about.
#13
Quote by Nightfyre
dunlop tortex, i use the 1 mm and the .88s, whichever i feel like using at that moment. usually 1.0 for heavy rhythm and .88 for strumming or a bit of both. good picks, they last forever.
dunlop jazz 3 and jazz 3 stiffi. amazing picks. kinda small, but very fast and they also last forever (most dunlops last a while). excellent articulation, i can't use the tortex picks for anything but rhythm after I picked up a jazz 3. John Petrucci uses the stiffi. i believe they are 1.38 mm only.

The stubbie seems to be a jazz III but using a diffrent material for it's creation. O.o hmmm

Anyone know what the diffrence is?
#14
Quote by Dayn
I personally use 2mm Dunlop Big Stubbies. You can get them in 1mm and 3mm as well, but I find the 2mm ones to be absolutely perfect. I can't even play properly with a "normal" pick anymore now...

I couldn't agree more I use the 1mm for acoustic, 2mm for most all electric, and 3mm for my les paul with the .070 ghs zw boomers. absolutely cannot play any other pick anymore
#15
hmmm so it seems to be a shot between the jazz III and the stubbies lol which seem to be almost the same pick design just diffrent material.
#16
Quote by WickedBeast666
The stubbie seems to be a jazz III but using a diffrent material for it's creation. O.o hmmm

Anyone know what the diffrence is?

depends on which jazz 3, i think the stiffi is a different material. also, the jazz 3 is smaller and has a jazz style tip (much more pointy). i think the stubbie is older than the jazz 3.
#17
kk, just checked that, Stubbies use lexan
and Jazz III's use Nylon, Ultex <are they making words?>

Hmmm lol, is there a diffrence from the material. I think there should be a pick testing station at some guitar stores just for this mess.
#18
Quote by WickedBeast666
kk, just checked that, Stubbies use lexan
and Jazz III's use Nylon, Ultex <are they making words?>

Hmmm lol, is there a diffrence from the material. I think there should be a pick testing station at some guitar stores just for this mess.

dunno much about lexan, but ultex is somewhat flexable and obscenely hard to break. i think it's the longest-lasting of the three. speaking of which, their ultex picks are pretty good (basically a tortex made of ultex with a rhino on it.) nylon's firm when it's thicker, and also wears well.
#19
the only material i reconized out of the 3 was nylon O.o am I just read, or are they making up words? Lol, so out of the 2 Jazz's the ultex would be the choice is what i'm hearing.
#21
Go for the black jazz III, if you go red, its waay to flexible, and IMO lame.

Also: the difference between the stubbie and the and the Jazz III is that the stubbie is super fat, whereas the the Jazz III is regular thickness.
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#22
ah, i didn't even look at the thickness untill now, But the jazz III comes in 1 size, 1.38 i belive, and the stubbie comes in 1mm, 2mm, 3mm. Wouldn't the 1mm be thiner then the jazz III? lol
#24
I've used lots of dunlop, and I can tell you I prefer Cool Picks over them. I know they sound like a no-name, but they the boutique pick maker, the best quality picks, with great grips. I hate playing any other kind of pick out there in comparison. The biggest thing they have over others is the grips on them, they are just amazing.

http://www.elderly.com/brand/COOL%20PICKS.html

I specifically like the JURATEX models.
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