What Kind of Picks Is Everyone Using??

aynirar27

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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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Badtone

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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.
 

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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.
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.

 

Guitarworks

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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.
 

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.
 

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 :)
 

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.
 




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