Alternatives to red/black Jazz III picks

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  1. musicman1

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    What else material wise is available in a Jazz III size/style pick? Also, I really prefer the sound, touch and feel of faux shell celluloid material like in a Fender Extra heavy. Has anyone ever found a Jazz III shaped celluloid pick?? Thanks...
     
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    Too much like the old Fender mandolin picks. Too small. Thanks though...
     
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    Clayton Spike.

    http://www.steveclayton.com/spike.html

    Made from 'Ultem' (same as Dunlop's Ultex). Clean, swift attack. Makes my old black nylon Jazz III's sound absolutely dull and thuddy. I prefer the 'sharp teardrop' shaped .80mm version. Available from most online retailers. I tried Dunlop's Ultex Jazz III and it was almost as dull and thuddy as the nylon Jazz III.

    -Ben
     
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    have you tried the Ultex Jazz III?
     
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    A little thicker than Jazz III but made of celluloid and the same shape.
     
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    The Ultex Jazz III is great!

    I bought a whole bag of them.
     
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    +1.


    I love these.
     
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    Ultex Jazz III s are nice.
     
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    http://www.fender.com/products//search.php?partno=0980551300

    These are Fender's celluloid version of a Jazz III-type shape. They're available in medium, heavy, and extra heavy. They don't have the beveled edge a Jazz III has, but they're similar.

    I also tried the Clayton Spike ultem teardrops, and was really disappointed. For me, the lack of a bevel on those is crucial. They scratch on the strings without it, and the.80 mm gauge just isn't thick enough for my tastes.

    The Ultex Jazz III is *easily* the best pick I've ever used. The Eric Johnson Classic Jazz III isn't far behind.
     
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    +1!!
     
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    These are great I use them....if you can get them in Abalone then keep a big stash of em!
     
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    i used dunlop red, black, ultex but since i try v pick i'm using v pick ...
    small pointed is perfect but the screamer is incredible (large but incredible !)
     
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    V-Pick Small Pointed. Very addictive pick, imo. The Nite-Glow version is great if you're afraid of losing the clear one.
     

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