What kind of material do you like best for picks?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Paul Anderberg, Jan 23, 2012.

What kind of material do you like best for picks?

  1. Nylon

  2. Celluloid

  3. Tortex

  4. Metal (Brass, Steel, Copper, etc)

  5. Wood

  6. Stone

  7. Acrylic (V-Picks, Gravity)

  8. Real Tortoise Shell

  9. Premium Fake Tortoise Shell (Red Bear, Blue Chips, etc)

  10. None (Prefer fingers)

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  1. Paul Anderberg

    Paul Anderberg Member

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    This seems straight forward enough. What do you like best for your main pick?

    -Paul
     
  2. CaptainAwesome

    CaptainAwesome Supporting Member

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    Ultex - not listed though...
     
  3. wundergussy

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  4. Championguitar

    Championguitar Member

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    whatever mastercard and visa are made out of
     
  5. durbanpoison

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    The material that Blue Chip Picks uses!
     
  6. Paul Anderberg

    Paul Anderberg Member

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    lol, nice! so, which out of those is your #1?

    And how'd you get that case? I want one! :)
     
  7. durbanpoison

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    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.
     
  8. wundergussy

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    I bought it; yeah, I am kinda a nerd! Vinni sells them on his website and will customize for you, like so:

    [​IMG]

    Oh, and my #1 is the Diamond, #2 is the Small Pointed, and #3 is the unbuffed Bb.
     
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    Whatever the Jazz II & III are made of!
     
  11. 78deluxe

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    Premium Fake Tortoise Shell (Red Bear, Blue Chips, etc)

    These should not be in the same category, not even remotely the same material.
     
  12. a1briz

    a1briz Silver Supporting Member

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    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.
     
  13. 2leod

    2leod Re-Member Gold Supporting Member

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    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...
     
  14. tapeworm

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    used to be tortex, before I tried V-Picks...now I can't imagine being with out my stiletto
     
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    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?
     
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    Agate.

    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. :aok
     
  17. Paul Anderberg

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    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)
     
  18. Rod

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    Whatever they make those vintage pickboy tortoise shell pix of... Man they sound good.
     
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    Acetal, all the way.
     
  20. durbanpoison

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    Oh don't be so hard on yourself. Personally, I can respect people who are so passionate about something that they go "whole hog".
     

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