any durable picks to recommend?

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  1. footiee

    footiee Member

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    i love sharp pointed picks, especially stubby but the sharp pointed tip wear off insanely fast. this is how it look like in just 2 hours of playing

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    i know im being anal and its definitely still playable with lots of life but its just that i would very much prefer the original sharp pointed shape. any similar profile picks that are durable to recommend?
     
  2. cratz2

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    If you are wearing them to the point of being nearly unplayable compared to what you actually want in two hours, I'd consider getting some sandpaper and pointing them up as needed.

    I use Tortex Jazz picks, sized either 1 or 1.14mm and they don't come super sharp, but I randomly grab one of about eight and I don't think the profile on any of them has changed in a couple years.

    Do you wear Tortex out as quickly as the see-through picks?
     
  3. mrpinter

    mrpinter Supporting Member

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    If you want REALLY durable and don't mind paying for it (and don't lose picks habitually - they are $29 ea) the new Gravity Gold Series picks are made from a thermoplastic so tough that it's used to make bearings, among other things. The Striker, Stealth and Sunrise shapes have pointed tips.
     
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    Have you tried a metal pick?

    I've seen some interesting ones on eBay, especially Peso coin ones, but they are a bit pricey for picks.
     
  5. TheFlyingBear

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    Check out the Dunlop Jazz III XL picks in either the nylon or ultex. They wear really slowly. The XLs have the point of the small jazz iii picks, but they are larger; closer to the size of a normal pick. They have been my pick of choice for years.
     
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    Just went from using the black Jazz III XL's to the Ultex Jazz III XL's and I'm really liking the Ultex. Lasts a lot longer!
     
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    Count me in with 'FlyingBear"
     
  9. Mr Analog

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    Another vote for Dunlop Ultex here. They last forever, sound great and have a solid grip.
     
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    I've had the same two Gravity Picks for months...
     
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    V Picks seem to hold up well for me, but the ultimate durability gong must go to the Dugain brass pick :)
     
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    Dunlop Ultex and call it a day.
     
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    I currently use these. I wouldnt say they last a long time. They grip better and last longer than standard jazz picks, but I am still shopping around for a pick that lasts a lot longer.
     
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    These things last forever.
     
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    I wear out those stubbies too in a couple of hours. those red nylon jazz IIIs work for me. a brand new will wear out the sharpness in a week but i sand it and it gets better every time i sharpen it and restore the contour of the sides. more of a customized feel for me and i think it's better than a new jazz pick. i've been playing that same pick for about a year now...
     
  19. corn husk bag

    corn husk bag Silver Supporting Member

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    I vacillate between the nylon and ultex jazz 3s. Tried some of the high end stuff, to much "clickage" (unusual noise) going on.

    Kind Regards,
    Steve
     
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    I'm using the Dunlop Petrucci picks, which are made of Ultex and quite robust. They don't have the clickiness of the V-picks or the Gravity picks.
     

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