View Full Version : Picks with some flexibility that don't quickly get ragged and worn down?
02-15-2012, 04:18 PM
I've been using Dunlop 1.14mm heavy picks (with the picture of the turtle on them) and go through a lot them. They get rough and chewed up pretty quickly. I have to use sandpaper to smooth them out. I know there are picks out there made out of stone and synthetics, but the ones I've tried have no flexibility and I need a pick that has a little flex to it. Is there a pick out there comparable to the flexibility of a medium-heavy Dunlop plastic pick that doesn't get ragged and worn down quickly?
02-15-2012, 04:34 PM
If you haven't tried the dulop ultex, I highly reccommend them. They have much longer life than the turtle ones in my experience (I use thinner .60 picks), not to mention that I think they sound better.
I like the Planet Waves Black Ice picks a lot. Great tone and versatile for rhythm and lead
02-15-2012, 04:53 PM
I used to use the Tortex and had the same problem. The Ultex picks are more durable, but I have had the best luck with the Dunlop Max Grip. They are a little more flexible than an Ultex or Tortex but they last forever. I would use up an Ultex in one set, but a Max-Grip will last me three.
02-15-2012, 04:57 PM
I just use the good ol' Dunlop standard nylons and I feel like they last forever
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