What brand picks are using and the gauge?

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  1. Release

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    Dunlop Ultex Sharp .73
     
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    Dunlop Tortex III .73 (yellow)
     
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    Been using Bluechips for about 8 years now. Have a number of them. Have a TP45 that I use on Electric a lot. Acoustic I use a CT55, TAD50, TAD60, some tortoise shell picks, Wegens, and sometimes a Red Bear.
     
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    Wegen BG 1.40mm
     
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    That's one I like a lot, except the tone of mine need a little brightening. Dressing the bevels a bit ought to do it.
     
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    For some reason I can't use anything other than Fender Thins with acoustics. With my electrics, I use Jazz IIIs but these days I'm only playing my acoustics.
     
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    Over the past 40 years I’ve tried picks made of almost any material you can think of, from tortoise and ivory (see pic) to cut-down silver coins, wood, stone, shell, horn, etc. Turns out what works out best to my ear are plain old Fender picks in a heavy gauge.

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    V Picks Tradition Lite. 1.5mm
     
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    I used V-Picks for a long time, but lately I've been really liking the Dunlop Ultex Jazz III XL. I find it even grippier than the V-Picks, a nice thickness (1.2mm, I think, something like that... no flex).. all the nice properties of the Jazz III shape but you can actually hold 'em.
     
  11. Scary Uncle G.

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    Same as I use for electric playing, Fender 351 "Heavy" (.93 mm measured). I use that for 90% of my acoustic playing, which is mostly flatpicking in a style I call "imitation fingerpicking, using a flatpick."

    On rare occasions where I want a more mellow (dark) jazz tone, I switch to a 1.5 mm D'Andrea "Pro-Plek" in the 351 shape.
     
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    Clayton acetal standard 1.00mm
     
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    The JHS Gravity picks.

    Got one this week.

    Love it.
     
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    I love Cool Picks, it is all I use for Electric, I use the 1.5mm Heavy.

    I have been using them with my Acoustics and I like them, but I think I could go down to a Medium pic for a change.
     
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    Fender 451 shape either thin or medium depending on my mood. I also have a few Dunlop Tortex in different thicknesses.
     
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    Fender Mediums...
     
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    Funny, after years ( 25-30) of playing only with either .88 ( green) or .73 ( yellow, similar gauge to Medium, I still use these on electrics) Tortex picks, rediscovering Fender Mediums on my acoustic was a real revelation.

    They have a great feel with just the right combination of ' thwack' ( pick attack noise), and actual tone that really brings out a great sound from my acoustic.
     
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    I'm all over the place with picks. On electric I use Dunlop Derlin .96mm. On acoustic, I sometimes use a Wegen 1.4mm, several different Blue Chips or a Tortoiseshell. With the mandolin, there is no telling what I'll use at any given time. My current favorite is an old Golden Gate MP-12, similar to a Dawg, which I also use. Also on mando I may use Blue Chips or Wegen's.
     
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    This thread made me get out my pick stash, grab my acoustic, and compare a bunch of picks.

    Before I started he comparison, I was using Dunlop Ultex .88s. By the end, I liked the Ultex 1.00s the best. I went through the different gauge and shapes of Primetones, some of the Gravity 2mm picks I use on electric, some nylon picks, Fender heavies, etc.

    So I guess for acoustic I really like the Dunlop Ultex picks on acoustic. .88 - 1.00 mm.
     
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