#1
this is a list that i found in an article i just read and it says which pick each player uses.. Feel free to add to the list

Yngwie Malmsteen - Dunlop 1.5mm Delrin
Al DiMeola - D'Andrea Heavy Celluloid
Dave Mustain - Dunlop .73mm Tortex
Marty Friedman - Dunlop .88mm Tortex
Paul Gilbert - Ibanez Heavy Celluloid (sharp tip) / Dunlop .73mm Tortex
Brian May - An English Penny
Eric Johnson - Dunlop 1.38mm Jazz III Red Nylon
Steve Vai - Ibanez Heavy Celluloid standard shape
Chris Impellitteri - Fender Heavy Celluloid
Michael Angelo - Dunlop 1.38mm Jazz III Black Nylon
Francesco Fareri - Dunlop 2.0mm Big Stubby
George Lynch - Metal (during the early Dokken days)
Slayer - D'Andrea Heavy Triangle picks
Shawn Lane - Dunlop 1.38mm Jazz III Red Nylon
#2
Yeah, with Eric Johnson, the color of the pick changes your tone.
But, interesting. Seems like Dunlops are the choice pick for alot of those guys.
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#9
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Dimebag - Dunlop .73mm Tortex
Kirk Hammett - Dunlop .73mm Tortex

If i remember correctly

I thought i heard hammet uses the green tortex picks..
#11
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#12
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jazz III's FTW


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#13
Quote by darkarbiter7
Yeah, with Eric Johnson, the color of the pick changes your tone.
But, interesting. Seems like Dunlops are the choice pick for alot of those guys.


You know there is a difference between Jazz III red's and black's, right?
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#14
I use Tortex .88s they work for me damn good.
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Jazz III = teh sex
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#19
Quote by darkarbiter7
Yeah, with Eric Johnson, the color of the pick changes your tone.


They do, even I can hear it. The red ones are smoother and warmer sounding, with a bit more pop, whereas the black ones feel tighter and less flexible. I find the black ones are better for agressive music, so I use them for general versatility.
#20
Tom Scholz uses Fender heavy celluloide pics........that must be how he gets his awesome Pic slides
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#21
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They do, even I can hear it. The red ones are smoother and warmer sounding, with a bit more pop, whereas the black ones feel tighter and less flexible. I find the black ones are better for agressive music, so I use them for general versatility.


+1

and dunlop ultex ftw

EDIT: oops wrong quote:P i meant to quote the one directed to the kiddies.
#22
tortex blues FTW....although im trying to get my hands on the pick of destiny, i think it might improve my playing a bit
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#23
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Tom Scholz uses Fender heavy celluloide pics........that must be how he gets his awesome Pic slides


Always wondered how he did those.
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#24
Quote by darkarbiter7
Always wondered how he did those.



I know its pretty amazing isn't it.....hes gotta be like the master of the pic slide lol.

but alot of it is his Hyperspace pedal. it and echoplex hooked to a expression pedal so he can change the rate and speed thats how he gets those crazy sounds ie http://youtube.com/watch?v=iK5QSIRLLNA skip ahead to 2:44 if you want to see what the HSP does it also has a pretty good blues song you might like dark after he does his little "magic trick"
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#26
Slash=Dunlop Purple Tortex
Frusciante=Dunlop Orange Tortex
Angus Young=I think the older Fender extra heavy picks
Duff Mckagan (Bassist)=Dunlop Yellow Tortex

That's pretty much all i know about guitarists and they're picks.
#27
John Petrucci uses Dunop Jazz III's. cant remember if they are read or black though.
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