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#2
I've been using the .88mm Green Tortex but I'm switching to Yellows. For strings I use 11-54 DRS like Alexei Leiho
#4
0.60 tortex(orange ones)
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2.0 mm. people think im crazy but i like em a lot.



Hell yeah! I loved using them, too, but I kept snapping strings. So now I play with yellow/green tortex picks instead.
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#7
.60mm Dunlop Ultex picks. The best picks for the money, in my opinion. A close second (only bumped down for cost) would be the Red Bear Tortis picks. Though $30 may seem like a lot for a pick, with proper care, they'll last you a lifetime.

Steer clear of Clayton's knock-off Ultem picks. They are pressed out of layers of the material, which makes them crack, crumble, and fall apart. The price difference is no substitute for the Dunlop Ultex picks. I found this picture on some site that shows the comparison of two brand-new picks (my nails are nowhere near as ugly as that).
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did i mention i use nylon dunlops? the grip is awesome

Fantastic picks. Simple and effective, but I find that the tone is sorely lacking on my cedar top. It sounds too muddy for me.
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#13
Depending on the guitar, either Dunlop .73's or George Dennis .88's.
#14
For the longest time I've been using 3.0mm for my acoustic and electric playing, but today I though I'd switch to 2.0mm, as it's becoming difficult to play fast, alternate picked lines with such a thick and heavy plectrum...
#15
Yeah, I recently switched to the yellow Dunlop .73s having use 2.0s for years. Wow that improved my tone. And when I play bass with a pick too, wow - I love the bright, almost snappy tone you get when you use them.
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#16
1.5mm dunlop tortex for electric 1mm dunlop for acoustic.quick question could the pick affect like hw fast u can sweep?
#17
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quick question could the pick affect like hw fast u can sweep?


If it's too thin it can, it won't roll off the strings properly, it will flex too much and you have to work around the time it takes for the pick to flex enough for the string to roll off of it.
#18
dunlop gator grips..... .96mm the purple ones
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#19
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If it's too thin it can, it won't roll off the strings properly, it will flex too much and you have to work around the time it takes for the pick to flex enough for the string to roll off of it.

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned tone. It's best to polish the tips of your picks to a smooth, glassy finish. This keeps the string from scraping against the pick as you drag it across the string, keeping the tone smooth and controlled. If you've noticed, your picks already get this smooth edge to them with the more you play, but if you just bought a pack or are in a hurry, then you can just polish them with a nail buffer in a minute.

I've done this before performances when I was desperately searching for a pick.
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If it's too thin it can, it won't roll off the strings properly, it will flex too much and you have to work around the time it takes for the pick to flex enough for the string to roll off of it.



and using the thicker ones would mean more resistance and slower sweeping?
#22
Heavy and medium Tortex, blue and orange, 0.6 and 1.0 mm, respectively.
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#23
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i personally use thins such as .46 mm


used to use those too, the dunlop ones.

but now i play fingerstyle exclusively.
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#24
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(my nails are nowhere near as ugly as that).


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#28
on my acoustic i usually either finger pick or strum with my nails. but if i need definate picking, either .60m or fender mediums
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#29
Actually, I've been using a 10cm pick lately. It's essentially a cube.
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#30
.88 Dunlop Nylons or Medium Fender Celluloid
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#31
dunlop jazz 3, love em as all around picks, took 3 days to get used to but well worth it since it gave me an instant right hand speed boost. yay


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#32
I actually used to get a nail file and cut small indents into the side of the pick, which resulted in a chunky, edgy kind of sound on the electric guitar. However I have since stopped doing this...
#35
I use Dava picks.
I have two, the nylon is a great pick, I've found it gives me a very bright sound and I love how I can change my gauge on the fly thanks to the "unique control mechanism".
They're really nice and they take a real beating from me and still have yet to have any problems, this sorta beating ranges from being sat on, left in between sofa cushions, sat behind my ear all day, being chewed on and being used for the weirdest sorts of things (like unscrewing stuff) I'd recommend them to anyone especially beginners they're cheap and aren't trashy, the only problem is that you tend to find a gauge you like on it and when you go to hold any other pick you go to hold it to get that gauge and it doesn't come out.

The other pick I use is a "Grip Tip" by Dava, they're molded with rubber over the top, but the one I bought the rubber is starting to come off and causes serious problems when playing as it will catch on the string sometimes and make a duller sound.

Both picks seem to be a medium size but because you change the gauge depending on where you hold them they are great.
#36
.88 green tortexs.
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#39
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#40
Quote by Chad48309
.60mm Dunlop Ultex picks. The best picks for the money, in my opinion. A close second (only bumped down for cost) would be the Red Bear Tortis picks. Though $30 may seem like a lot for a pick, with proper care, they'll last you a lifetime.

Steer clear of Clayton's knock-off Ultem picks. They are pressed out of layers of the material, which makes them crack, crumble, and fall apart. The price difference is no substitute for the Dunlop Ultex picks. I found this picture on some site that shows the comparison of two brand-new picks (my nails are nowhere near as ugly as that).


no offense or anything but i would never ever spend 30 buckis on a pick i buy cheap 25 cent heavy ernie ball picks with 30 bucks i would get lke 50 picks and strings i dont understand the difference in quality of picks. if someone could explain it to me that would be great
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