Favorite Guitar Picks

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  1. rawkguitarist

    rawkguitarist Member

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    I own countless V-Picks in various shapes, sizes and thicknesses. I have a Red Bear, a Bluechip and several other small company fairly expensive picks. They were all great picks, but led me eventually to my fav for the last few years. The Dunlop Primetone Triangle 1.3mm with the molded grip texture. For tone, feel and playability these are the best for me. The triangle shape makes for the perfect tip to glide through the strings compared to normal teardrop or jazz style picks. Just my experiences for my technique.
     
  2. Ah Via Musicom

    Ah Via Musicom Member

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    tortex jazz III .73
    d'addario black ice .80
    blue chip bc jazz 35 for acoustic
     
  3. BloozDouche

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    I’m happy to use any pick that isn’t too thin or flexible. I’ve bought Clayton 0.8 to 1mm picks for years. I’ve got a random collection of promotional, found, borrowed and stolen picks that I find useful from time to time. Recently I’ve started using the Dunlop Big Stubby 3mm. I like the stiffness and the concave finger grip.
     
  4. notenoughfootswitches

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    Dunlop Ultex Jazz III. Holy hell, what a revolution.
     
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    I was using Alien EBE plectrums for years but the place I was getting them from online stopped stocking them & the postage from the US to Scotland ain't worth it so I'm trying out some from a company called Pickboy, done a few gigs with them & so far so good, they are a celluloid 1.0 mm.
     
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    Herco holy grail if I want a little give, or Adamas 2.0 if I'm in a no-give mode. Both are 351 shape, and are very lightweight.
     
  7. Iristone

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    Jazz III, in nylon, black Tortex or white Tortex.
    Any plain old 1mm celluloid pick does for me too, be it Fender, Gibson, D'addario, Dunlop, Catalinbread... I have it all, just in case. ;)
    Recently I'm digging some Joyo black picks as well.
     
  8. Roe

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    Pyramid or Fender thin (or heavy) picks
     
  9. Rob303

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    Due to this thread I grabbed an Ultex 2.0 J3, Tortex J3 and a Gator Grip 2.0 yesterday. The feel of the Ultex is undeniable but I’m concerned it’s even brighter. The Gator is just too big and clumsy for me. The Tortex J3 seems to bridge the gap between a less bright tone with that sweet J3 shape. I’m wishing there were a Jazz II in Gator 2.0 with Max Grip lol.
     
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  10. ucnick

    ucnick Supporting Member

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    Picks & Stones Brazilian Agate picks, 2.0 mm thick (no longer available but I have several I use), or Solid Rock Products picks 2.0 mm, agate or jasper, depending. Gemstone picks never wear out and has a heck of an attack.
     
  11. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    A fun test (well, fun for me!) is to drop the picks on a hard counter and listen to the differences. You can hear the brightness of the material/weight. I find that translates to the sound when playing. Then you can hone in on fine-tune other dimensions (thickness, shape, bevel, etc.).
     
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  12. calfzilla

    calfzilla Cynical Hack Silver Supporting Member

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    I really like the Mummy from v-pick. great grip.
     
  13. Rob Evans

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    Snarling Dog .60's and .53's are my favorite. Recently got some Herco .65's that I like as well. I prefer lighter picks with a grip
     
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    RC2 Silver Supporting Member

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    I've been using the V-Pick Switchblade for the last few years.
     
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    carolinaeasy Supporting Member

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    Tortex light blues for me.
     
  16. A440

    A440 Silver Supporting Member

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    Lately, Dunlop gator grips. Otherwise, celluloid or Clayton acetals sometimes.
     
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  18. Rob303

    Rob303 Supporting Member

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    Fun indeed! It’s a pretty spot-on test.

    This quest has me going with the Gator Grip 2.0. That pick surprisingly has some J3 sparkle and good pronounced midrange. What sets it apart is it has big thump to it. Killer pick.
     
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    Dunlop Max-Grip 1.5. Wanna play fast?..
     
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    My favorite at the moment are the Clayton Nutone "Protein Pick" extra heavy.
    Apperently they are made out of similar material to Red Bear picks.
     

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