2mm picks?

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  1. josh_michael

    josh_michael Member

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    I've been using heavier picks lately .96-1.14. I'm really liking them. I noticed that some companies like Dunlop Gator grips have a 2mm pick. Any body out there using a thick pick like that? If so, think there's any advantage? I sort of just like the way a heavier pick feels in my hand and the greater control over dynamics.
    -Josh
     
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    Jerrod Silver Supporting Member

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    RickC Gold Supporting Member

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    I've been using 3.5mm and occasionally 5mm Wegens for about a year now. Tried em and was immediately hooked; nothing else feels as good since.

    http://www.wegenpicks.com/

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  4. SirGilmour

    SirGilmour Supporting Member

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    VPicks or Gravity Picks.
     
  5. PurpleJesus

    PurpleJesus Gold Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I have a shredder friend and he uses a clear super thick diamond shaped pick. No clue on the brand but it's easily 5+ mils and he says it helps pick quickly. It feels like a rock in my hands and I sound like crap with it, but he loves the stability. It doesn't bend an iota no matter how hard you attack and that's why he uses it.
     
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    I play V-picks [I believe they are 2.5mm?] and I LOVE them - never going back to a regular pick.
     
  7. scolfax

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    I used 2mm Gator Grips for a while. Excellent.
     
  8. OverdriveLover

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    I use Big Stubby 3mm picks. Have for over maybe 10 years or more
     
  9. Blues Lyne

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    I've been using 3mm Gravity Picks (Big Mini Strikers) and just switched to 4mm for my electrics. I use 2mm Strikers for my acoustic. I like the way they feel in my hand and the way the thicker picks glide across the strings. I feel like they have a larger dynamic range, and at least with the Gravity picks, they seem to stay clearer when I pick lighter.

    I have found that as I move to thicker picks, I also move up to larger sizes. I used to use .75mm picks that I would shape into a rounded triangle shape, but a Jazz III size. When I first switched to Gravity picks, I got the mini size and it worked on the thinner picks up to around 1.5mm. As I started liking the 3mm more and more, it felt kind of small. In the 2-3mm picks I needed to move up to the Gravity Big Mini. I tried a 4mm Big Mini, but it felt small for how thick it was, so I got a 4mm Standard in both Striker shape and Classic. For me, they are the perfect size for that thickness of picks.
     
  10. Godspeed64

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    2mm Stubby has the best feel and tone for me. I can't stand thin picks anymore, and thicker picks of 3mm and above just doesn't cut it for me.
    Purchased so many V-Picks but that didn't work out so back to them tiny stubs of awesome.
     
  11. huw

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    That's my choice as well.

    A very precise feel, quick response, and lots of fundamental in the tone. I'll sometimes go back to a thinner pick for more 'strummy' parts, or on acoustic (the heavier strings don't seem to work well with the bigger pick for me), but for jazz, and more controlled picking, I haven't found anything better.
     
  12. Hack Prophet

    Hack Prophet vile mighty wretched Silver Supporting Member

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    3 mil small stubby was my main pick for a long time when I was playing only leads. You can cross pick really really fast and the tone is excellent with a light touch. then I started a band as the only guitarist, playing both rhythm and lead and the stubby didnt cut it anymore. Pick flexibility is essential for good rhythm tone when strumming chords that use 4+ strings and all I hear when trying to comp or play carter style with the 3mm is the clicking of plastic on steel. Settled on .94 and its a great compromise for me
     
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    TheoDog Silver Supporting Member

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    There are the Adamas and Telefunken 2.0 Graphite picks. Very distinctive. Jerry Garcia was a famous user.
    You can get thin pick tone from a fat pick, but not vice versa.
     
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    Dunlop Jazztones 208 are sweet, don't let the name fool ya, they work for a wide variety of styles. Great tone.
     
  15. Wolfboy1

    Wolfboy1 Grandpa but...Not Yet Old! Silver Supporting Member

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    Yep, found VPicks and use the 2.75mm 3 corner ones. Never going back. Better harmonics, more dynamics, easier to play. The thicker picks (vPicks and Gravity picks) just work better on all levels, except cost, for me.
     
  16. T Dizz

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    I'm a big stubby user too. I started on the 3mm but recently got a pack of the 2mm and I like them better. I really like the concave finger grip design. plus they have a sharp-ish tip with rounded edges. Works perfect for my playing. used to use the 1.4 mm yellow Duplops.. Ultex?? Those were good too but the Stubby is better
     
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    I've been using the 2.0 gators for at least 15 years now. I love them and a bonus is that nobody ever wants to borrow one so they don't accidentally disappear.
     
  18. Benny

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    I use the Dunlop Jazztone 207's and 208's - they work nicely for me on all my guitars (archtops, 335's, solid bodies, dobros) in a range of styles.
     
  19. technomancer

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    Gravity Picks 2mm, very precise and stable. I also use 1.5mm and 3mm from time to time.
     
  20. JCJones

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    My favorite Jazz pick is a JB Shell Sonic 2mm celluloid pick. Overpriced, but I really find it comfortable and it gives the sound I want for Jazz.
     

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