What brand picks are using and the gauge?

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  1. davess23

    davess23 Member

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    Dunlop Jazz III. These picks changed the way I play, because I can't hold onto anything else.
     
  2. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    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.
     
  3. Matt Sarad

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    I use tortoise shell, Blue Chip, and horn on acoustic. I keep Clayton and Dunlop in my stash for electric.
     
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    Dunlop Primetone 88mm. Coming across these a few years ago was a total revelation. Use the on both electric and acoustic.
     
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    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.
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  6. Jamie_Mitchell

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    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.
     
  7. Aslan

    Aslan Supporting Member

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    V-picks are all I use, there awesome.
     
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    Cool Picks ~ I use them all, thick thru thin.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.

     
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    Social Exodus Lone Wolf Silver Supporting Member

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    1mm Ultex for me these days, or 1mm (blue) Tortex.
     
  13. Jeff Scott

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    dhodgeh Silver Supporting Member

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    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.

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    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!)
     
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    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).
     
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    Mwoodbro Silver Supporting Member

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  20. RodTruss

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    .81mm anything
    just bought some ALICE for cheap
     

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