Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Paul Anderberg, Jan 23, 2012.
This seems straight forward enough. What do you like best for your main pick?
Ultex - not listed though...
whatever mastercard and visa are made out of
The material that Blue Chip Picks uses!
lol, nice! so, which out of those is your #1?
And how'd you get that case? I want one!
My local shop, which, surprisingly, carries V-Picks, has a display case like that for their V-Picks. My guess is that a big buyer/collector of V-Picks, such as wundergussy, either bought or, perhaps, was even given, as a bulk buyer, that case from Vinnie.
I bought it; yeah, I am kinda a nerd! Vinni sells them on his website and will customize for you, like so:
Oh, and my #1 is the Diamond, #2 is the Small Pointed, and #3 is the unbuffed Bb.
Whatever the Jazz II & III are made of!
Premium Fake Tortoise Shell (Red Bear, Blue Chips, etc)
These should not be in the same category, not even remotely the same material.
My #1 is a thick Rosewood, unpolished. Warm and woody tones. Thing is, I've tried other rosewood picks because I need a replacement (wood picks aren't the longest lasting), but I have not been able to get the same tone as my number 1 because they were either too thin or too smooth (very buffed). I've been trying all kinds of picks trying to replicate my #1 but no success. Need to find a thick (3 or 4mm) unbuffed rosewood but haven't been able to.
I didn't vote because there is no best for me - I like having a range of sizes, thicknesses and material, it's like having a few different paint brushes. Sounds like a tired cliché but there it is...
used to be tortex, before I tried V-Picks...now I can't imagine being with out my stiletto
never tried acrylic let alone real tortiseshell. i tried one of the thin brown v picks and although it was comfortable, it wore out fast. are the clear ones better?
I use Picks and Stones (Jazz). I love the tone; it just really suits the way I play and want to sound...
But I like my Red Bear Lil Jazzer as well, and sometimes will use a simple Jazz III.
I know. If I had more room, I'd put them in two separate categories. I'm consolidating metal, stone and wood, as well, into those three catagories. Wood-wise, I'm told the difference between ebony, zebrawood and rosewood are VERY different when used as picks (ebony being very bright, rosewood being warm and zebrawood a little more neutral EQ)
Whatever they make those vintage pickboy tortoise shell pix of... Man they sound good.
Acetal, all the way.
Oh don't be so hard on yourself. Personally, I can respect people who are so passionate about something that they go "whole hog".