Discussion in 'Acoustic Instruments' started by Billy Moss, Oct 29, 2017.
Dunlop Jazz III. These picks changed the way I play, because I can't hold onto anything else.
D’Andrea Pro Plecs. I bounce between the tiny teardrop, the 351 size, and the large rounded triangle.
They sound the closest to my fingerstyle sound. 1.5 mm thick, no “chirp.”
I first started using them on mandolin and now use them on acoustic and electric guitar. Fantastic picks.
I use tortoise shell, Blue Chip, and horn on acoustic. I keep Clayton and Dunlop in my stash for electric.
Dunlop Primetone 88mm. Coming across these a few years ago was a total revelation. Use the on both electric and acoustic.
For the past 15 yrs I only ever use a David Grisman's Dawg Mandolin pick. Since I started using Dawgs nothing compares. 1.5mm; these things are incredibly durable. Sometimes they can get bent, but that is the only negative.
BlueChip on everything. been using the same one for 3ish years. the one before i used for about 2 years straight. no wear, i just wanted a different shape.
occasionally a Fender medium for certain strummy type things.
V-picks are all I use, there awesome.
Cool Picks ~ I use them all, thick thru thin.
For nearly 20 years I used Tortex greens .88 for everything. Then I went into an experimental mode with picks trying everything I could find. Now somehow I've ended up with red Jazz III or fingers for electric. For acoustic I primarily use fingers and sometimes Tortex orange .60.
It depends on the guitar and what I'm playing; if a tune just needs a strumming accompaniment I use Tortex .73 for a smoother, brighter tone. If flatpicking I prefer .88. Anything fatter and the brightness I prefer starts to suffer. My LJ6 is brighter than the LL16 so I mostly use .88 with that. I also sometimes use 'Alice' brand equilateral triangle cellulose .96 picks. Cheap but nicely finished with well-polished edges.
1mm Ultex for me these days, or 1mm (blue) Tortex.
I rarely use a pick anymore, but when I do it is a special triangular one that Paul Richards gave me a few years ago.
I use a BlueChip TP60 most of the time. I have a Dunlop Primetone 1.3 small triangle and a V Pick Traditional Light that I use sometimes as well.
I go between a Bluechip TD60, and one of those Dunlop Primetone Sculpted Teardrops 1.5mm thick.
Tone wise, these two are pretty much the same. I will say the Bluechip's grip is far superior to the Dunlop to the point that I'll drill a few holes in the Dunlop to improve the grip.
For a change of pace, I'll use a Colosi Buffalo Horn pick that is 2.0mm thick.
For many many moons I preferred the Fender 355 (the Dorito pick) in Medium. Lately, I'm liking the Dunlop Ultex .73mm in the 346 shape (in-between the 351 and the Dorito). Still use the Fenders for serious strumming. (I'm mostly a strummer anyway, but there are degrees of strum!)
Dunlop 1.0 mm nylons. I have used them for so long I am not even sure why I like them. When I have to borrow a pick at a jam or gig if I lose mine, I can usually play with just about any standard shaped pick that is not super thin (I break them).
I like the Dunlop Ultex .73 for electric guitar and the Ultex .90 or 1.00 for acoustic guitar.
I like the feel and the sound.
Me too. Great sound. They are cheap so they wear really fast. But using all three points of the triangle extends the life of the pick. And again they're cheap so I always have a bunch around.
I may get a bluechip at some point when I think I won't loose it. I've used them when friends want to show them off to me. Super great picks.
just bought some ALICE for cheap