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#1
I use dunlop Jazz III for most of the time, but whenever I just use the low 3 strings, like in metal songs, I find it a lot easier with dunlop tortexes, .73mm
#2
same here man! i use dunlop jazz 3 3mm picks

i cant use anything else for some reason
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#3
Either Dunlop 1.14 mm or Dunlop stubby 3 mm.
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#4
dunlop tortex FTW!
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#5
A pink dunlop pick, .93 i think, its kinda worn off..
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#6
I ordered 2 of the red colour jazz ones. My friend reccomended it to me, and my bro reccomended the tortexes. I got some musicians friend brand picks, and they're actuly ok O_O

I got like 11 more jazz III, 9 tortexes (gave some to my friend), and like 11 more musicians friend.

the jazz picks, go insanely fast, figures since JP uses them

I heard the black jazz III's, are smaller, or more flexible... I don't know, but I might order some.
#7
i will only ever use Dunlop Tortex 1.0 mm. i've loved them ever since i first tried them and anything else just doesn't feel right.
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#8
Black Jazz III's. The red ones just don't do it for me. They must put something special in the black ones.
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#9
Fender 358 Jazz Heavy.


Fender 358 Jazz Heavy.

The Fender Jazz heavies are real good for leads because they don't f*ckin' bend, but they do get slippery when your fingers start to sweat. Plus, Guitar Center doesn't carry these anymore, so they're kind of a hassle to get.

So, instead, I'm using the Dunlop black Tortex 1.14mm picks (the thickest in that style). They have a real good grip, thanks to its slight texture, but the larger pick gets in the way sometimes, and they're slightly thinner than the Fender 358 heavies. GC does carry these. Dunlop also makes a slightly thicker pick than this, but it's more slippery. If Dunlop made a teardrop version of this, it'd be perfect, IMO.


Dunlop Tortex Pitch Black Jazz
[0.50mm shown; 1.14mm is heaviest gauge available in this style]


Hey! I just noticed! We all like the same-brand picks!
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#10
Tortex 0.60mm - the orange picks
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#11
does it really make a difference? either way.. I use Dickies .69mm
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#12
^Picks matter quite a bit if thats what your wondering.

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#13
Gator Grip .96mm's for me.
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#14
Quote by Shredxmyheart
does it really make a difference? either way.. I use Dickies .69mm
Totally! Oh yeah, Dunlop Tortex 0.60mm for acoustic playing. And by the way, the Dunlop Jazz IIIs are a close substitute for the Fender Jazz 'cause they're nice and thick. But, unfortunately, the plastic is too soft, and I end up tearing up the edges of those things pretty quickly. So after a few hours of play, they're no good anymore. So, I switched to the Dunlop black Tortex 1.14mm picks. Those are holding up very well, and I'm starting to get used to their larger size.
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#15
Black jazz three's.
I love those babies, my picking has improved so much those, I can gallop at 170, before I was stuck down at like 130.

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#18
I hate how kids in my school jsut choose the coolest looking picks...

I <3 my dunlop jazz iii's
#19
I have Dunlop Tortex picks in .50mm (red), .60mm (orange), and .73mm (yellow) and I tend to find myself either using the orange or yellow one's. The red is a little too thin and flimsy for me.
#21
amen to jazz III!

and does john petrucci use these? (i saw someone say JP uses these so they go fast)
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#23
I use Jazz III's, and the Dunlop Tortex 0.73(yellow) and 0.88(green).
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#25
i like the tortex 0.73's (yellow)

they're easy to get a good grip on....
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#28
I was also addicted to the Jazz III's but after I discovered the 1mm stubby that just blew the Jazz III away. Black or Red theyre in anyway the same just a diff colour. Stubby's RULE.
#29
I'm going through a small pile of picks at the moment. I'm really liking the red Sharksfin and the Dava control pick. I love the Dava grip pick, but the rubber is too low down, keeps hitting the strings Am going to order a tin of delrin 351s next week.
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#30
Dunlop Tortex 1mm exclusively for as far back as I can remember, years anyhow.
#32
I use 1 mm (which I can bend with my fingers), though I plan to buy thicker picks once I run out of 1 mm's.

Type of Pick?

Dunlop Tortex - rad picks dude!
#33
Jim Dunlop 1mm Blacks.


Not really out of choice, just that they only sell Dunlops in Ayr.


And for Bass I use something like a Jim Dunlop Big Stubby 3mm.


EDIT: Ever tried playing those like paper thin ones? My friend uses the Dunlop and Fender ones, and they're impossible to play with! They make pinch harmonics near impossible, they click on the strings and you can't tremelo pick easily cause it falls out your hand! At least that's MY view...
#34
Dunlop regular 1 mm...

I'd like to try the Jazz 3's though but I can't find any of them around here...
#35
I actually use only Dunlop picks: red Jazz III for fast metal, purple Tortex (1.14) for rock, black Nylon (1.00) for acoustic and orange Tortex (0.60) for the rest, which has become mainly everything, lately.
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#36
Dunlop 1mm nylons. Those are the only picks I will buy now. I used to use whatever I could get as long as it was heavy, but most picks would wear out after an hour or so of playing. I can use the same 1mm nylon for months.
#37
Quote by LEVEL4
Fender 358 Jazz Heavy.


Fender 358 Jazz Heavy.

The Fender Jazz heavies are real good for leads because they don't f*ckin' bend, but they do get slippery when your fingers start to sweat. Plus, Guitar Center doesn't carry these anymore, so they're kind of a hassle to get.

So, instead, I'm using the Dunlop black Tortex 1.14mm picks (the thickest in that style). They have a real good grip, thanks to its slight texture, but the larger pick gets in the way sometimes, and they're slightly thinner than the Fender 358 heavies. GC does carry these. Dunlop also makes a slightly thicker pick than this, but it's more slippery. If Dunlop made a teardrop version of this, it'd be perfect, IMO.


Dunlop Tortex Pitch Black Jazz
[0.50mm shown; 1.14mm is heaviest gauge available in this style]


Hey! I just noticed! We all like the same-brand picks!



wow, they do tortex jazz iii's?
they not at all bendy?
i hate the regulars at times,toooo bendy!!
#38
The little 1mm tortex purple picks are a really good substitute for the Jazz III.

They are a little bit bigger but just as rigid and they're made out of different stuff.
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#39
i needed something better then fender picks, so i checked out gator grips and settled on a .96. i still dont get how people can play hard enough to break fender picks though.. i had the same one for like a year. then i lost it.
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#40
Red and black Jazz III's. I actually kinda prefer the red ones.
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