Favorite Guitar Picks

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  1. h-pr

    h-pr Member

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    Dunlop Gator Grip .96, occasionally .71
     
  2. ccoker

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    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
     
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  3. DGrig

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    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".
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  6. Ps28

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    I use v pick screamers on stage and Eric Johnson jazz 3s at home. The bigger ones....
     
  7. ccoker

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    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
     
  8. Daren Anderson

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    I’m hooked on V Picks with the ghost rim. The Dimension, Snake, and Infinity picks are my favorite.
     
  9. Steve73

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    I have been using the Dunlop 2.0mm jazz-size Stubbies forever. Just a great shape, durability and size for how I play
     
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    Tortex or Ultex .88s for electric, .73 or .88 nylons for acoustic.

    I like to grab oddball picks too. A cheap way to experiment.
     
  11. macki

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    V Picks Dimension for me....love the shape and the thickness
     
  12. Yr Blues

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    Got to agree with the EJ Jazz. That and fingers.
     
  13. Kev O)))

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    Ultex Jazz III with homemade Hammet v cut.
     
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  14. rpjones

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    V-Pick Chicken Picker
     
  15. vintage66

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    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.
     
  16. Crunchtime

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    Ultex sharp 1.4
     
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    Dunlop Celluloid X-H
     
  18. Squatch57

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    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

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  19. Captainruss

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    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.
     
  20. Wedge

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    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.
     

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