#1
What pick/plectrum material do you prefer?... i've recently started using celluloid picks and they feel great, although the sound is a little duller perhaps but they glide over/through the strings with relative ease. Anyone else use these?

I've seen picks described as made from 'shell'... i'm assuming this is no longer 'tortoise shell', or is it?

Is Tortex meant to replicate the feel of a tortoise shell pick?

The smaller, stubby Jazz III picks are great... are these made of nylon?

Thanks for any input.
#2
Um... plastic?

I seriously just play with whatever comes to my hand first.
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#5
For bass, I usually use the Wedgie rubber picks, because they sound very much like fingers, giving the bass attack more thump and less ping. I get about 2-3 weeks out of each pick, after which it's worn down and needs to be replaced. It's about 50 cents a pick, this won't break the bank.

For guitar, I love the Clayton picks with the cork circles glued on them. Comfortable to hold and don't slip in your fingers. The cork seems to last very well also. The rubber picks don't slip either, but guitar strings erode the rubber much too quickly, so you only get a day or two from a pick, and rubber "dust" covers your pickups after only minutes of playing time! Combine this with the very different feel (the strings "grab" the pick) and sound (too muddy for guitar), and the rubber picks go right back to the bass.
#6
Has anyone seen any of those 'pick boy' picks online anywhere?... these ones are usually black with a dozen or so small holes right through where you grip them. I got one a while back and forgot which store it was from and now can't seem to find them anywhere.
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#8
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Has anyone seen any of those 'pick boy' picks online anywhere?... these ones are usually black with a dozen or so small holes right through where you grip them. I got one a while back and forgot which store it was from and now can't seem to find them anywhere.


these?





impossible to find these days - just google and hope whoever has them in stock.
#9
I usually use the white or green medium Fender picks. Sometimes I will switch to my Dunlop nylon pick.
#10
I like thick plastic picks. I just can't stand those floppy things.

Also I heard that some guitarists use coins instead of picks. My first guitar teacher also started strumming his guitar with a pen once......
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#12
I have no idea what material it is... but I use a Paul Gilbert signature pick...
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#13
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these?





impossible to find these days - just google and hope whoever has them in stock.


Yes, thanks, that's the one! I wish i could remember where i got mine... can't seem to find them with anyone now.
#14
They're out of Japan, and rare in the US, but I found a site in Germany that will ship to the US. It's going to get expensive, but you can get your fix here.

They're called the Pos-a-grip (sometimes listed as Pos-i-grip). .7mm or 1.0 mm
#15
^ Thanks for the 'Pos-a-grip' name tip... at least Google is now showing some results when i do a search.
#16
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They look quite funky!
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#17
^ Yes, i think so too! They grip very well (the holes help with that of course) and i think they are made of some kind of ceramic material.. not sure though.
#19


That's what I prefer, but I'll take whatever is available if I can't find that pick.
#20
Dunlop Tortex 1.14mm picks.
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#21
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I like thick plastic picks. I just can't stand those floppy things.

Also I heard that some guitarists use coins instead of picks. My first guitar teacher also started strumming his guitar with a pen once......


same, I have a hard time playing with the flimsy ones
#23
The only picks I use now are these Simpsons picks I have. I picked one up off the counter ina guitar shop to mess about with a Tokai Love Rock and I really liked the feel of it. so I bought their whole stock of them.

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#24
Tortext Jazz III are what I use when I play electric. I've always wanted to try out a bone pick though.
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#26
I use dunlop gators. I dont like thin picks at all.

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#28
Same stuff as a Record was made of in the 70's
Kidding, Nylon is my material of choice.
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#29
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these?





impossible to find these days - just google and hope whoever has them in stock.

My teacher gets those things imported from like Holland or some crazy place. They're amazing
#31
I like the dunlap tortex, but in the triangle shape, not the traditional shape. I seem to have a hard time holding normally shaped picks, but the bigger Tortex are very easy to hold on to, plus with 3 equal tips, if I tweak one I can just turn it. But, I've found them very durable and I haven't yet worn one out.

I use the red (.50mm) for strumming and an orange or purple for picking. I mainly use the orange because it forces me to pick lighter or it'll start to bend.

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#32


My current preference...

I'm using the one on the top left right now, except mine is 73, not 60.
#33
I used to like to use Jazz IIIs, but I decided why not try something different. Tryed a bunch of thicknesses, and decided that i like the .46mm Dunlop picks...it's light pink, tortex? I like it, and i'm not great at solos anyways! but i don't find picking tough with it...
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#34
I tend to like the Planet Waves delrin picks. They're gritty and provide for good grip, which is what I look for.
#35
Dunlop Gator Grip 1.14 mm. Thick picks make galloping and sweeping so much easier for me.

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