#1
I'm about to order some picks tomorrow, to try different kinds. I have the 1.14mm, feel a little to thick, most people recommended the .88mm, so I'm deciding to purchase some. But will i feel the difference in thicks, a little better for lead playing? Thank-You
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#2
... thats a big difference. go to a music store and buy some different thicknesses to try them out, dont just go straight out and buy a pack of .88m's.
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#4
hell yeah .88 are easier to play with and 1.14 sound infinitely better and you have a more controlled feel on with the larger gauge
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#6
I play 1mm nylons if you care
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#7
i have the JazzIII's they are a little to sharp, its hard for me to go smoothly, thats just me though.
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#8
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i personally recommend jim dunlop jazzIII picks. they are great for shredding!


I agree completely
#9
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i personally recommend jim dunlop jazzIII picks. they are great for shredding!


That's all I'll use.
Jazz III's are the best discovery I ever made.

#1 - You'll play faster and feel like you have less resistance.
#2 - You will have improved tone.
#3 - They last FOREVER. - I'm not kidding, these picks are tanks.
#4 - Regular Picks will now feel like playing with pancakes.

They work just as well for rhythm too.
I even play bass with them when I record my covers, it just sounds so much better to me.
#10
hm... those Jazz III's look interesting. i've heard the name thrown around before too. they look a lot more usable than some of the other sharp picks ive seen.
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#11
Quote by FLNagle
hm... those Jazz III's look interesting. i've heard the name thrown around before too. they look a lot more usable than some of the other sharp picks ive seen.


It may take you a day or two to get used to the size, but once you do you'll really appreciate it.

The first time I used my friend's I didn't like it, but when I bought one for myself, I loved it.
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#12
1.14 to .88 is a big jump, .88's are just too floppy for me, and I could never warm up to the Jazz III's. 1.14 - 1.5mm Gator Grips for the win.
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#13
personally i use a .80, but anytime i get stuck using someone else's pick it throws me the hell off. i dont really have a certain pick for lead or rythym, i just found one that works all around
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#14
how about the 1's? I use to use the Fender Medium, and those sucked some ass badly. Floppy picks, i dont know what those are in .mm?
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#15
I'm used to playing anything from .65mm to 2mm, anything else just seems weird. Personally, I don't think you'll notice a difference considering they're both mid-sized picks. I only really notice a difference if the pick is very thin or very thick.
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#16
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how about the 1's? I use to use the Fender Medium, and those sucked some ass badly. Floppy picks, i dont know what those are in .mm?


Fender picks suck. I'm just gonna go ahead and say that. They are slippery as hell and they last like 5 minutes before they are dead. Get dunlop picks. My suggestion would be to buy several sets of picks, ranging from very thin to very thick, and decide whic one of those you like best. From there, you can decide if you wish they were maybe a little thicker, thinner, ect.
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#17
.88's are good because they arent too thick or too thin. you can throw out some power chords then shred up some solos with them.
#18
I'm going to join the other guys up above, and suggest the Jazz III's.

speed/shred/leads/sweeps feels a lot easier for me with these picks compared to the 1.0mm blue dunlops I used to use.

the size is a change, but honestly, I like the small pick size. Makes me fee like I have a tighter stance or something lol. Now when I play with other picks of normal size I feel like im using some huge pick haha.

Also...if you like the feel of the Jazz III's but dont like the size, I think they make XL Jazz III's. So try those!

I also really like playing rhythym with them. They give a really precise and crunchy feel, I love it.

I can play anything with them, but id probably be more comfortable with something a bit bigger and thinner for strumming chords...but I hardly EVER play anything with that kind of stuff in it.
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#19
i have no idea how people play jazz 3's i feel like i lose them in my freakin hand(i have big hands)
#20
Quote by ironman1478
i have no idea how people play jazz 3's i feel like i lose them in my freakin hand(i have big hands)


I have massive hands, haha.
but if you hold them between your fingers close to the tip, the only thing missing is the part that hangs out the back on regular picks, that you don't really touch when gripping.
#21
.88's are sexy as!
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#22
You'd probably feel about .26 mm of difference.
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#23
I never really thought about pick size. I've been using those 2mm purple dunlop ones for 5 years. Never thought downsizing would make a difference.
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#24
Quote by SG Man Forever
Fender picks suck. I'm just gonna go ahead and say that. They are slippery as hell and they last like 5 minutes before they are dead. Get dunlop picks. My suggestion would be to buy several sets of picks, ranging from very thin to very thick, and decide whic one of those you like best. From there, you can decide if you wish they were maybe a little thicker, thinner, ect.


Or bett yet, you can save money and go to a pawn shop or guitar store that sells individual picks and buy one of a bunch, so you don't have to blow a load of cash on buying a set of picks you don't like.
#26
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Or bett yet, you can save money and go to a pawn shop or guitar store that sells individual picks and buy one of a bunch, so you don't have to blow a load of cash on buying a set of picks you don't like.


Picks aren't exactly expensive. It's like $3 a dozen. I always have to buy different picks because my preferences always change, sometimes, I'll only be able to play my best with 1.14mm, other times I'll prefer my 1.5mm, and today, I switched back to my 2mm Gator Grips.
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#27
I use Jazz III's for chording and Big Stubbies 3.0 mm for lead and riffing. The grip on the latter is great and the attack is just absolute. You play with the pick, no the other way around.
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#28
Just get a bunch of different sizes, shapes, and weights, and play different music with all of them. I've been playing for just over a year, and I've amassed a ridiculous collection of different picks. If I'm practicing I usually just pull a few out of the bag and experiment with each to see what difference they make with a particular piece of music. I have developed a few favourites that feel right, but it's fun to try different things too.

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#29
I buy the Jazz III XLs they are the best picks ever IMHO. They aren't as small as the regular ones also so they are brilliant. The red ones beat the black ones though cus they have a smoother texture which feels better to play with.
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#30
i use jim dunlop xtra heavy, im not not sure of the size tho. it just sez X-H on the pick
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#31
Dunlop Big Stubbies FTW.
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