I would send you some Tusk picks, but honestly they are so bad I don't want to contribute to anyone's poor tone.Its not just a couple of bucks. Its over ten dollars for 6 picks once you include shipping. To me, that is too much money to waste.
Those V-Picks are also four or five dollars a pick. I'm a schoolteacher. I can't afford that.
I love the reaction to this vid. I put this on facebook and everyone hears things in unique ways. For some the differences were vast for others like yourself not so much plus what they heard varied from pick to pick.Frankenstrat86,
Thanks for posting the video. The differences between the three picks are subtle from what I can hear through my speakers. The Blue Chip Jazz 60 and Timber Tones Jazz Tones sound pretty close to each other. The V-Pick Euro has less edge to the sound and makes your playing sound smoother. I like the V-Pick Euro best for Jazz.
Which pick of the three do you like best?
Hey thanks for posting that video. I thought the extremes were the V-Pick which had a softer more muffled attack and the Timber Tones which had a very clear articulate sound. The TT clarity was especially noticeable (and nice) on the clean chordal passage. In the subsequent lead passage it seems like it could be a bit harsh. But of course that could probably be eq'd out. The Blue Chip seems to strike a balance between these extremes.Funny I did a vid the other day comparing the tone to 3 of the picks I use the most. You guys can take a listen and see if you like any of them.
The Blue Chip Jazz 60, V-Pick Euro, & Timber Tones Jazz Tones: Blackhorn. What differences can you hear if any? Which one do you like?
Thanks for checking the vid man, glad you dug it. Nice to talk to a fellow Blue Chip user. I love your assessment of the picks. I felt the same way actually. I think though one couldn't go wrong with any of these picks. Each one I've used for a year or more in everyday playing and sessions. I'd like to do this again with Red Bear and Gravity picks down the lineHey thanks for posting that video. I thought the extremes were the V-Pick which had a softer more muffled attack and the Timber Tones which had a very clear articulate sound. The TT clarity was especially noticeable (and nice) on the clean chordal passage. In the subsequent lead passage it seems like it could be a bit harsh. But of course that could probably be eq'd out. The Blue Chip seems to strike a balance between these extremes.
And as you say - the Blue Chips just kind of melt into your hand. I've been a Blue Chip user for awhile now and for they are the most "right" pick for any type of electric playing (from solid body to full hollow big jazz box). But for acoustic playing, that's another story...
Have you tried something with grip holes?I have a Blue chip and V-pick and gravity. The gravity's and V's are more or less the same -the only difference is the shape. The Blue Chip is a hair darker, never chirps (not that its an issue for me) and glides over the strings better.
The differences are there but they are very subtle. The only reason I even got the Blue Chip is because some had mentioned that it was "tacky" to the touch.
My hands are on the dry side so outside of the summer months I don't have enough moisture in my digits to properly grip a pick.
The Blue Chip is only slightly better for grip than the others so I'm still looking for a better solution.
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I understand exactly what you mean by the pick feeling like an extension of your hand. It sounds like you have found your perfect pick for the time being in the Blue Chip pick. Thanks again for posting the video. I enjoyed listening to your samples. I am very interested in the tonal difference between different picks and pick materials. Also in how the pick is made, and how that affects playability and feel. Have a good day!One thing I wish I could convey is how the picks feel in my hand. For me the blue chip has the balance of feeling like an extension of the hand as well as being applicable for a majority of what I do.