What Kind of Picks Is Everyone Using??

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  1. aynirar27

    aynirar27 All You Need Is Rock and Roll Gold Supporting Member

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    I’ve been out of the loop for 10 years or so using up the big bag of Jazz IIIs I bought way back when.
    What’s new in the world of picks? I like em small and stiff.
    I have a tusk buffer I love, but it won’t be easy to replace so I’m looking for some to have for when I leave the house with gear in tow.

    I remember liking planet waves black ice picks when I was gigging, but I burned through one every week.

    Should I just stay with Jazz IIIs??
     

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    Kurt L Member

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  3. Badtone

    Badtone Supporting Member

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    If you like them, don’t change. Pick technique is so critical I think it’s unwise to change the mojo. In 45 years of playing i changed from thin to medium about 40 years ago once I knew what I was doing (at I least I think so) and stuck. I did go to Dunlop yellows about 20 years ago as they were the same feel to me as Fender medium, but lasted longer. YMMV.
     
  4. BrokenRomeo

    BrokenRomeo Supporting Member

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    I use the Jazz III's, but the carbon fiber max grip type...
     
  5. sickboy79

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    My main picks are Dunlop Tortex 1mm and Ultex 1mm. I also like the Herco 75s.
     
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  6. Sp8ctre

    Sp8ctre Supporting Member

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    I agree with this. I used to swap picks every time I bought a few. Found out is was not such a great idea. The only time I change now is between acoustic and electric due to string gauge issues.

    My go to now is an Ibanez Steve Vai. They are a nice thickness and they have a soft grip stuff on them.

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  7. Joe L

    Joe L Supporting Member

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    Dunlop Ultex 60s and 73s.
     
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  8. OldHootOwl

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    I use Dunlop Gator Grip, no other pick for me. The matte finish is perfect, I hate slippery, gloss picks.
     
  9. Guitarworks

    Guitarworks Member

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    Can't help ya. A jazz III is the only short & stiff pick I bother with. Ordinarily I like 'em 351 shaped & stiff, so I could name you a bunch of those.
     
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  10. JosephZdyrski

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    Dunlop Prime Tone 1.4 mm

    Or Jim Root Signature Jazz IIIs when I want something bigger and easier to hold. They are basically a regular large size pick with the Jazz III tip.
     
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  11. Scary Uncle G.

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    Fender 351 celluloid for me since the beginning. I started with thin. When those began breaking I moved to medium for the next 45 years, then about five years ago switched to heavy.

    Not very exciting, I know.
     
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  12. Qstick333

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    Celluloid medium's until my hands get sweaty...then tortex .73

    I don't know why, but when my hands are dry, I have trouble with tortex. Love celluloid :)
     
  13. big mike

    big mike Plexi Loving Admin Staff Member

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    Freakishly large rounded

    Love em
     
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    Dunlop gels (yellow) and Fender 351 (confetti) are the standbys.
     
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    Grey dunlop 73. I’m so used to them that anything else feels too weird for me to play right or enjoy myself.
     
  16. ggman946

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    Jazz III on electric. I've tried this shape with a variety of materials, but keep coming back to the standard plastic. Dunlop grey .73 or black 1.0 if i'm on acoustic.
     
  17. Timbre Wolf

    Timbre Wolf GoldMember Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Ice-Pix Copper Flex med/light... Same exact pick for over the last decade+

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    I recently tried out two new candidates, inspired by this thread on favorite picks - a Tusq (white) and a Blue Chip. Yuck, on both counts. I'm back to my copper flex.
     
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    Tortex Jazz III pitch blacks. 1.0mm for leads, 0.71mm for rhythms.
     
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  20. FenderBigot

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    Dunlop... grey nylon, I think .73 or 88. Been using them forever.
     
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