Favorite Guitar Picks

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  1. Thesleepstalker

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    • 24.75" scale with 10-14-18-26-38-50 strings? Clayton Acetal 1.0 or purple tortex 1.14 - depending on my mood
    • 25.5" scale with 9.5-13-17-24-36-48 strings? Dunlop Big Stubby 1.0 or 'guitar store' picks
    I hate any pick that 'rasps' against the string, like nylon, for example. I like the most neutral sounding, non-sharp pick I can find. There is an elusive stiffness vs flex equation, I have found challenging to zero in on. Most picks, I find, are either too flex'y or too stiff...

    yep, I'm a weirdball
     
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    Dunlop Primetone Small Tri Sculpted picks are killer: slightly larger than a Jazz III, feel great, sound great, last forever, and you get 3 points per pick!

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    Tortex III 1mm
     
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    My current favorite is the Gravity Sunrise Big Mini 1.5, but my usual go-to is the red Jazz III.
     
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    Same...
     
  7. MESA/BUDDA

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    Geez, just pick one already...:rolleyes:
     
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    sanfi4u Silver Supporting Member

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    Red Bear Trading picks - Guthrie Govan Signature Model

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    Immanent part of my sound. Fantastic pick!
     
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    Plain old Fender heavy.
     
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    sanfi4u Silver Supporting Member

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    That's what the mom usually says. ;)
     
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    Red Jazz III
    Jazz Maxgrip when the weather is hot
     
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    Redbears lil jazzers heavy.
    Got all the flow models to try them and gave every pack away. Very dead picks and not super comfortable, to be honest. Their primetone offerings sound nicer, IMO
     
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    Dunlop Flow, 2mm.

    I haven't been able to put them down since they were released last year.
     
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    The only ones that sound good to me (I mostly use fingers only) are the ones that Lollar sells, they're made of the same celluloid used for the strat/tele pickup bobbins.

    Oh and by the way I play them reverse. Hold on the pointy part and attack the strings with the rounded end.
     
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    I only use one pick, Dawg by David Grisman. These picks are very thick, with zero give. I prefer to hold the point and manipulate the strings with the rounded ends, so OP wouldn't like these. The composite of the Dawgs is extremely hard wearing. Previously I used to chew through Fender Heavys in a 20 min session. I can't tolerate a thin pick, far too much latency. The sound of tortex "bowing" strings is one of my pet peeves, ugh! I prefer the high pitched "tink".

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    I like celluloid- old celluloid, which you really can’t get anymore. I think the Saga Golden Gates are close.
    The new ones ain’t the same

    I have at least 500 picks, none of which I like, but just because I’m a freakin’ loonbag
     
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    I absolutely love those small, narrow tear drop shaped celluloid picks. You know, those Fender ones and that pick company which Tommy Emmanuel endorses.

    Unfortunately, I go through them like a pick per song.

    So, the next best picks for me are Dunlop Ultex Jazz IIIs, red Jazz IIIs and those smaller stubby picks.

    Jazz IIIs are reallly cool but they do not last a week for me. Ultex Jazz IIIs are cool because the edges do not grind away like Jazz IIIs.

    The problem is that I cannot play rhythm parts well with the picks mentioned aboved. So, I might switch to XL Jazz IIIs or sharp Tortex picks.
     
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    Man, they do look cool.

    I still have to try out those Prime Tones. Anyway, are the Flows more durable compared to Jazz IIIs, in terms of maintaining their smooth edges?
     
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    Very durable, yes. I'm yet to actually 'wear' one out yet per se. The ultex material just goes a little shiny is all. It's the attack of the pick that's just perfect though, they really do 'flow' off the strings.
     
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    Big Stubby 3mm
     
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