#1
I use the Jazz III, and recently lost my one made of Toltex or whatever the heck it is - the yellowish one. So I reverted to my black standard Jazz III. Is the Toltex designed to be a no-slip sort of material, because I find when my fingers get sweaty, my black pick will slip from my grasp, where my other one did not.

Anyone else find this to be true?

EDIT: Whoops, apparently it's Ultex?
#3
I find my black ones easier to grip than the reds.. maybe you should just sweat less.
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I don't like the blacks.. they feel too firm and don't have as much give. I think they are the same thickness, but the plastic used is different. The grip also feels different than the red, like you can dig into the reds, but I'm probably just being Eric Johnson about it.
#5
I like the grip on the blacks more than the reds, but I like the attack, tone, and speed I get from the reds more. Less string friction.

call me crazy, but I can't play nearly as fast with the blacks.

Now, my fav pic at the moment is a dunlop H3 Tortex. It's shaped like the Jazz III's but a bit thinner, and the tortex material. After using it a while I got much more accurate, faster, and had more control over my picking dynamics.
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#7
I doubt my local guitar shop will have EJ picks, as much as I'd like 'em.

The Dunlop H3, you say... that sounds pretty good. I dunno, I just find I play more efficiently with the Ultex/Tortex ones... the black seems way too stiff...

I guess I'll head down there tomorrow and see what they have in the "teardrop" stylings of picks.
#9
I actually prefer the Ultex picks. I think they were made to be firmer than the nylons - I also prefer the feel. Dunno about sweat resistant, though - I don't have sweaty hands.
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#11
I use Black XL Jazz III's, they're great!

I actually cant use any other picks now, they just feel so.......ugh...

god damm you dunlop, you've ruined me..
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Wait, if you already own some black Jazz III's, burn the edge with a lighter like I do! It works great.


You should definitely try to do this with the white Fender picks.

I can only use the Ultex ones too... and no shops sell them! Why is there no cry smiley?

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I doubt my local guitar shop will have EJ picks, as much as I'd like 'em.

The Dunlop H3, you say... that sounds pretty good. I dunno, I just find I play more efficiently with the Ultex/Tortex ones... the black seems way too stiff...

I guess I'll head down there tomorrow and see what they have in the "teardrop" stylings of picks.

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Dunlop-Tortex-Jazz-Pick?sku=110060
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^I've used those before too. I wore them down too quickly, same reason why I stopped using Dunlop Tortex Sharps.

I just think Tortex wears too fast in general...
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Yeah. I used to go through them like crazy, because I really dig in.

Haven't had that problem with Jazz III's.

One red Jazz III for me lasts 2-3weeks before it goes dull. I've used a set of blacks for a month and they are like new, but I don't like the attack on them very much (the feel you get when you hit the strings)
#18
just for the sake of reviving an old thread. I was sworn to jazz III EJS (best outa the jazz IIIs, along with the purple tortexes if thats your think) but some little girl I was teaching play guitar left her cheapy red standard tortex plectrum and I must say its fast, tip with tortex is dont get them to thick otherwise they wear to fast. Anyway these 0.5mm have a really nice feel to them, great for fast runs because they have enough give so that your wrist doesnt get knackered half way up the fretboard. And just the right thickness so that on a 25.5 guitar they bite just rite, not to much you get stuck (as sometimes happens with the EJs, or any other Jazz III), but not thin enough you havent got any control. Anyway give them a try, really feel different to all the other tortexes to me.
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#19
picks are just one of those things that is entirely opinion. It's something that everyone is going to have their own preferences on and no one can say its wrong or they need to upgrade, lol
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#20
i might try the l3 tortex jazz IIIs
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