Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Trebor Renkluaf, May 6, 2008.
Just as the title says. $3.99 for 6.
Is $4 going to get me that EJ sound? Is it that easy?
Yeah. If you drench it in reverb and delay.
Disclaimer: I think EJ is a great guitarist. I just don't think his sound is that great.
I can't imagine spending more on a pick simply because it has someone's name on it, not even if it were my favorite guitarist.
I can get the Tortex picks I like at 12 for $2.99
I'm liking the Ultex jazzIII picks. I prefer the feel and response of the black ones, but the red ones for sound. The Ultex seems to be the happy medium for me. However I think .50 per pick is expensive and wouldn't buy a pack of six for $4. However, if Dunlop can get people to pay that, more power to them. I'm sure EJ is getting all the free dunlop stuff he wants now.
I can't imagine spending $5 PER PICK, like some do on a certain pick. I get my tone from me, not from a pick, so I'll go with one that feels right.
Dudes, this is a RI of the old Jazz III picks that many players other than EJ use. Somewhere through the years the formula changed - you know just like with amps, guitars, pickups, etc. the old ones are better. Many people are hoping they nail the tone/feel of the old Jazz IIIs. No I don't want to sound like EJ either, but I've heard about these picks for years and how the new ones just aren't the same and how people hold onto and covet their old ones. Let's hope that Dunlop got it right with this one. Sheesh there were alot of people excited about these when they were anounced. People will happily plunk down $279 for the latest, greatest version of the Eternity pedal - so 50 cents for a pick is cheap if it improves your tone/picking accuracy.
Well then you should get the cotton out of your ears and try different picks. If you can't hear the difference between different materials, different shapes, and different thickness of picks then you probably can't tell the difference between a strat and a Les Paul. :AOK
I don't have cotton in my ears, just a brain in my head. One that knows how to get the tone I want without resorting to gadgets.
I don't think of a pick as a gadget - it's what hits the strings - it's what produces the tone. Maybe it's all those years as a kid studying classical guitar and spending hours (ok maybe not hours) shaping and polishing my nails to produce (you guessed it) good tone. Ask a violin player how important the bow is to good tone. I can guarantee you they won't consider it a gadget. If you're happy with your tone and picking technique with what you are using now, that's cool. To me to think the pick is any less important than the strings, or pickups, or amp, or pedal, or cable, or speaker, any other piece of equipment is sheer ignorance.