Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by FractalMB, Jan 9, 2019.
Dunlop Gator Grip .96, occasionally .71
Tortex greens for the last 20 plus years up until about 2 years ago and decided to start experimenting.
Been through a bunch of Dunlops, a few VPicks, Clayton, etc..
Just got the Flow 1.5s in last week and think I am done.
I like the Jazz 3 XL size and shape and have the Ultex version and white Tortex version.
The Flow 1.5s just seem “right” to me
My son likes them too
I've been thinking of going a little thinner lately but I've been using v-pick's tradition light ghost pick for about two years straight now and I love them. I also use the same pick but without the the "ghost rim".
Clayton Acetal standard 1m. They can do anything you want depending on how you hold 'em. They warm up a bright tone without 'killing it', if you know what I mean.
I always have a handful of different picks and use whatever. I used to be very rigid in my pick selection but now am a lot more flexible. As long as the pick is not giant or really thin I can use it. I prefer jazz-sized picks but can use bigger ones if I play the sides as opposed to their tip. Picks are cheap and like speakers can affect your tone more than just about anything else.
I use v pick screamers on stage and Eric Johnson jazz 3s at home. The bigger ones....
The Flow 1.5s feel a lit better to me than the Jazz 3 XL 1.5s which also feel kind of “plastic”
Both are made of Ultex
I’m hooked on V Picks with the ghost rim. The Dimension, Snake, and Infinity picks are my favorite.
I have been using the Dunlop 2.0mm jazz-size Stubbies forever. Just a great shape, durability and size for how I play
Tortex or Ultex .88s for electric, .73 or .88 nylons for acoustic.
I like to grab oddball picks too. A cheap way to experiment.
V Picks Dimension for me....love the shape and the thickness
Got to agree with the EJ Jazz. That and fingers.
Ultex Jazz III with homemade Hammet v cut.
V-Pick Chicken Picker
Tortex III 1.0. Local GC doesn’t carry them in that gauge oddly, the blue pointy but not the ultra pointy ones. Luckily a store half a mile from them does.
Ultex sharp 1.4
Dunlop Celluloid X-H
Standard black nylon Dunlop 1mm...used them for decades but they're easy to lose
I have a big collection of vintage celluloid picks I dip into as well...I sorta prefer a fender medium type for flatpicking
My mandolin player keeps giving me his Davo rejects...he's a bit pointiness obsessed but I'm not fussy
I don't think I've actually bought a pick yet this century heh
Another vote for Ultex 1.4 Sharp. Has to be sharp, the standards just don’t do it. Used Gravity and V picks and really like them but I do a lot of pick slides up the heavy strings and it cuts notches which then grabs the strings sometimes when I strum and that ain’t right. Ultex don’t get the notch as easily for some reason.
I didn’t know about Flow picks until today. Those look like something I would like, however, I just got a bag of 72 Ultex picks for Christmas so I don’t think I need to buy any for a while.
I was on a V pick kick for a while but started to hear a plasticky sound through my new amp. Looked around and settled on Dunlop Jazztone 208’s. 2mm thick and stiff and really smooth. Love em.