Do you use the same picks for all of your guitars?

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  1. MichaelSaulnier

    MichaelSaulnier Member

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    For most of my guitars, I like Dunlop Gator Grip 2mm's...

    But when I play my Tele's, I tend to prefer Dunlop Big Stubby's 3mm's.

    How about you... are you "loyal" to one type of pick?

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  2. sausagefingers

    sausagefingers Supporting Member

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    Yes I've switched to using the black ultex jazz IIIs for everything.
     
  3. Ruraltom

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    Been playing off and on for 20+ years and still haven't made a firm decision, though I always have the yellow tortexs around. The closest I've come is a V-pick got a little while back, but at the rate I lose picks I'd go broke if I adopted them fulltime!
     
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    I am trying to use the same pick for electric and acoustic. Currently I am using the Dunlop .60 Tortex. I really like them. I am still not 100% sold on them. I used Jazz III for a bit, and I am waiting for Dunlop to relase the new Petrucci picks. The Jazz III had a tendency to get lost in my hand.
    I seem to have a problem that if I don't like the feel of the pick in my hand I start to stess about it as I play and I just mess up. It is stupid. I literally have a bunch of picks in a jar and I will take them out one at a time and see how I like the feel of them and see what I think I will be better off using.
     
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    .88 for electric, .60 for acoustic.
     
  6. Sidmore

    Sidmore no talent hack Silver Supporting Member

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    yep, whatever med - heavy pick I happen to have nearby
     
  7. clothwiring

    clothwiring Supporting Member

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    Yes. I've used Dunlop Jazz Tortex for years. I moved from the .88 to 1.14 about 5 or 6 years ago. I've used "jazz" style picks for most of my guitar playing life. I've been playing for abut 24 years and I'd say 21 of those were with "jazz" style picks.
     
  8. Matt L

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    I try to stick with Ultex .90, but I'll switch to Fender Medium on my light string Strats sometimes (9-42), and I've got a Dunlop Gator Grip .58 in my acoustic right now.

    I like seeing how different gauges and materials change the way I play, or the opposite where I will choose a particular pick to suit what I'm doing (lighter for strumming, heavier for alternate picking, etc).
     
  9. travisvwright

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    I can play that for everything but on my HB electrics I perfer my V-pick. But the V-pick doesn't work on some of my gutiars. So no I don't but I could, I guess. I always keep and ultex J3 in my pocket that I can use on any type. But certain guitars have a special pick kept with them. Ok so my answer is no.
     
  10. mannish

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    I switch around pretty partial to basic plastic fender medium they tend to break before the string does for me. I use some ultex & dunlop nylon but more times than not Fender med

    I will use a heavier pick on electric than I do my acoustics but still stay in the med area

    I still hit my damn index finger nail when I downstroke - irritating have to out on a fake nail before a gig - sometimes put on a new on on break
     
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    Unless I am recording open chord only songs on my acoustic, I use Red Jazz III. For those open chord only acoustic songs i use either a .73 or .60 dunlop tortex.
     
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    Yes Fender medium, tortoise shell color. Yes the color makes a difference in how they feel. I HATE that I feel that way but hey I don't care what battery is in my stompboxes!!!! LOL
     
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    Herco Flex 75s for my ES. Dunlop Gators upwards of 1mm for Fenders.
     
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    Jazz II. But when playing acoustic I only use the "back end" or the more rounded end. I feel it allows me more control when strumming.
     
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    I use jazz 3s on all my electrics, but on acoustic I play softer picks.
     
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    -Fender medium
    -store logo picks (pretty much the same as Fender medium)
    -Fender heavy
    -Dunlop 3mm stubby
    -Dunlop .46mm
    -Dunlop .73mm
    -Dunlop 1mm

    I've got a bunch of all those and just grab whatever feels comfortable at the time but I mostly play the store logo plastics that I've been re-sharpening on the carpet over 20 years.
     
  17. willc68

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    I am not very picky concerning picks.
    As long as they are not too thin I am fine.
    Fender medium and heavy are nice but if I could only use one type Dunlop nylons would be my choice, either .88 or 1mm.
     
  18. smallbutmighty

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    I've been playing 30 years and have yet to find anything I like better than a good old Fender Medium.

    The Pickboy Classics are the closest, but cost a lot more.

    Every time I try any type of pick whose name ends with "tex" I hate it. Tortex, Ultex HATE 'EM. They're all "Craptex" as far as I'm concerned.

    Ditto for Dunlop Nylon picks...hate way they feel, the bright attack, and jagged plastic "tag" left on the blunt end from where they disconnect it from the sprue.

    Jazz III, and Stubby type picks are fun for leads, but too small for any kind of rhythm playing.

    Come to think of it, picks are about the only kind of guitar gear where I actually prefer the cheap, utilitarian option.


    Proletariat picks, baby!!!
     
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    I only use a pick on electrics, so its clayton eagles in .63 for me for every electric, bass and acoustic are played with fingers/thumb
     
  20. Nurk2

    Nurk2 "Ignore Everybody" ~Hugh MacLeod

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    Rock and acoustic: Ultex 1.00

    ES-335 jazz: Tortex Jazz 1.14 (purple)

    ES-335 jazz (fingerstyle): Fingers
     

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