I use 3.0mm big stubby picks.
The big stubbys are not made from tortexYes that's what I got
I'm not completely sure if the slant fits my playing though
I might be too used to the flat sides
Now i got me some claytons on amazon so I'll be comparing
Chore ? How so?
Agreed, I play mostly electric cleanish/crunchy stuff and the heavier pick is definitly better for strumming /chords.
I have used blue tortex for years but right now I want to get a more meaty less plinky sound and feel
Maybe it's a phase too
Time will tell
No, they're a lot pricey. OTOH, I have my first-ever Gravity Pick ("Here, try these out" from back when they were just getting going), and I really don't have issues with wear. My first Gravity was the 2mm Razer, which has a very sharp point, and was available only in a watery blue with smooth edges. I was using that for a while and along comes YouBoob sensation Rob Chapman, who visited Gravity Picks and decided that HIS favorite pick was...the same 2mm Razer. But he wanted it in a smoke grey color with the scratchy edges (custom charge, normally) and he wanted his signature on it. I'm not a Rob Chapman fan, but since the Rob Chapman Signature pick was in a color I liked and had the scratchy edges I liked, and was exactly the same price as my watery blue picks, that's what I order. As it turns out, the signature is also scratchy and helps with pick retention (which, let's face it, for a five buck pick can be a priority), so it's a win despite the wiener.I like gravity picks a lot but they wear down pretty quickly and are sort of pricey
Dunlop Flow 420 seems excessive?!? I'm all about thick picks and switch between the 2mm gator and some form of a 2mm primetone but anything past 2mm seems, silly to me. What am I missing?I just started using the Dunlop Flow picks and I like them a lot. The Flow 420 is my current pick of choice. I also use 2mm Gator Grips, and have a few Gravity and V-Picks of varying thicknesses that I use here and there.
It really depends on how/what you prefer to play. Personally I find really thick picks make playing clean rest strokes easier and the extra mass pulls more sound out of my particular guitar (from me, anyway).Dunlop Flow 420 seems excessive?!? I'm all about thick picks and switch between the 2mm gator and some form of a 2mm primetone but anything past 2mm seems, silly to me. What am I missing?
That’s not my experience.These Gold series picks have a great feel and a really nice warm tone. The beveled edges give a perfect compromise between articulation and gliding smoothly across the strings. Something about the material they're made of makes them a bit "grippy" so you probably won't drop them while playing. The slight roughness around the edges comes from manually shaping the bevels. Plus these really do last a very long time. I have a few I've been playing several years and show very little signs of wear. They are a bit pricey but they're worth it for me because they sound and feel so good, and their wear resistance (and they're about half the cost of some of the Blue Chip models).
When I want a brighter attack I use a Gravity custom shop acrylic, in 3mm thickness, with either an elliptical hole or "wave" etching - both which makes them pretty much non slip while playing.
Define “chirp”. Sort of the glassy tonal response from the acrylic ones?That’s not my experience.
The regular acrylic ones are easier to grip than the thermal plastic golds for me.
The golds don’t ever chirp and sound marginally clearer due to the well cut edges.
You're not necessarily missing anything, it's really all just personal preference. With a thicker pick I seem to be able to hold on to it better without having to grip it as tight as a thin pick. As a result, I feel like I have better control with my picking hand.Dunlop Flow 420 seems excessive?!? I'm all about thick picks and switch between the 2mm gator and some form of a 2mm primetone but anything past 2mm seems, silly to me. What am I missing?
There’s the new Hetfield White Fang coming out in another week or so. 1.14mm with Dunlop Flow dimples for better grip, and a nice bevel on the sides.I'm seriously considering moving to ultra heavy picks from tortex 1 mm
Too bad they dont exist in heavier than 1.14
2.2 mm is what I'm aiming at but with some sort of texture, not a plain plastic pick
Any recommendations ?