#1
Hey peoples.
I'm wondering.
What are some good picks for playing metal? ( i like metallica , slipknot , pantera )
I'm using Dunlop 1mm Stubbys but find there grip isn't all that good.
So what are good picks for metal?
Thanks in advance.

Oh yeah . One more thing .
EVERYONE says Dunlop Jazz III are like the best . Are they THAT good?
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#2
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I'm a Jazz IIIs fan.
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#6
Jazz IIIs are overrated TBH. Definitely NOT the best picks by far for everything. They are still very good though.
#7
Personally i love the Jazz III's because due to their size and the sharp point, it really helps me pick faster and have better control then i can with a normal size pick. They take some getting use to because of their size but it comes quick.

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#8
Ok . Ill check out Jazz III's.Any good other picks?
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#11
The things with Jazz III is that they are really small and have a pointy end. It takes a bit to get used to them, and your problem with grip will most likely not be solved. Also, I believe the Jazz IIIs are 1.14mm, but I could be wrong.

Try different sizes of Dunlop Tortex picks. When I don't use Jazz IIIs (personally I like how small they are, other picks now seem like paddles to me ), I use Dunlop .88 Green Tortex picks, because they're a really nice thickness for chugging on the bottom 3 strings, but I like picks to be a bit thin (I used to use .40s lol), so they work out well for me. But it's purely based on personal preference. A lot of guitar shops sell picks separately, just try them out there.
#13
go to elderly instruments website and check out cool picks, they have a terrific grip and are very dense and hard, even the thinner ones
#14
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Yeah, Cool Picks are great; really expensive though (about $1 per pick). I prefer the Jazz 205s over the Jazz IIIs, because they are thicker and feel nicer to me.
#15
Alright ill try all of those picks.I have some tortex but I've gone used to small picks.Those cool picks Canadian picks might be VERY HARD to get in Australia..
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#17
I found standard jazz IIIs to be too small for me, but I liked the thickness and the point, so I got some jazz III XLs and I've never looked back. I've been using the XL stiffos, but I recently ordered some of the red nylon ones and I'm curious to see which I like better.
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#18
Dunlop Gator 1.5-2.0 mm perhaps?
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#19
I got a tip which ever pick your really like the size and feel of just take a razor and cut some hatch work in to it, this will really increase your grip, this is what I do.
#20
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Personally i love the Jazz III's because due to their size and the sharp point, it really helps me pick faster and have better control then i can with a normal size pick. They take some getting use to because of their size but it comes quick.


haha , if you are looking for grip then look no further



Big +1.
I didn't like the feel of the Jazz III's when I started using them about 4 months ago. I went from using a .46 to the Jazz III, which is a HUGE difference. I had the black ones at first, and once I got use to them, which took maybe 3 days or so, I realized that I couldn't keep grip. I switched over to the Ultex Jazz III's and they worked much better. I find scratching them or drilling a small hole through the middle where your finger grips the pick helps much more.


They are overrated though, I will admit that.
I just wanted to see what all the fuss was about.
#21
somebody was talking about some supposedly incredible picks on here awhile ago...v-picks maybe? found the link - http://www.v-picks.com/

i use jazz III's though
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#22
personally i use dunlop 0.96mm gator grips and dunlop 1.00mm tortex


but picks are all just preference. just try a bunch out . keep size in mind though. bigger will generally make your tone a bit warmer
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