What Kind of Picks Is Everyone Using??

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by aynirar27, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. JGD5150

    JGD5150 Member

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    I use the Ultex Jazz 3 XLs. They sound great, last forever, and are about the size of a normal pick so I don’t lose them all the time.
     
  2. aiq

    aiq Supporting Member

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    V picks, Traditional, 2.75.
     
  3. SinglecutGuy

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    This 100%
     
  4. Atmospheric

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    I really like Gravity Sunrise Mini with master finish (unpolished edges). I wish they weren't so darned expensive... around $5 each. But I love them. The color makes them easy to find if you drop one.

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  5. Brad8008135

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    Heck yeah. I've got a mason jar half full of my "let's try this pick" experiments dating back to 1984. The winner for electric is Dunlop nylon 0.88, and Fender mediums for acoustic. Still, I pour out the mason jar every year to see if can find a new favorite.
     
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    Aardvark Silver Supporting Member

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    Another vote for V-picks. Easy to hold onto and really have a different tone, fat and musical. Just Google V-picks, they have every size and thickness imaginable.
     
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  8. kenoflife

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    White celluloid fender mediums ones
    Dean Farley told me they have better tone - the white ones
    Seems true
     
  9. VooDooClown

    VooDooClown Silver Supporting Member

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    Red Bear, Extra Heavy "Classic".
     
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  11. rowdyyates

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    When not using my teeth I prefer a 351 shape. I switch between lead and rhythm, and that shape lets me use the point for strumming and the rounded edge foe single note work.
     
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  12. Codyyy

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    I like Delrin. Ernie Ball Everlast usually. However the Dunlop Ultex Sharp is a good one as well.
     
  13. notyalcer

    notyalcer Silver Supporting Member

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    I've been using Chicken Picks for over two years and they are the best I've used in 25+ years playing. I use the 2.6mm standard size.

    Just today, I took some 180 grit sandpaper and sanded the tip area a little bit to roughen up the surface. This worked as I had hoped, taking off the slightly too bright plasticky attack they have. Really the only minor complaint I've had with them. I have not tried sanding them thinner...I like thicker picks for the control they give.
     
  14. The Opera Panther

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    I use Adamas graphite 2.0mm on electric, and a bunch of different ones one acoustic, depending what style or sound I’m going for.
     
  15. DiNiro

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    I’ve found mostly obnoxious chirping results with anything other than regular nylon or tortex picks. I wonder if my technique just sucks or what. Guess I’ll keep practicing.
     
  16. pipedwho

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    For electric I keep gravitating towards a V-Picks Euro II. Just feels like a have way more control with that size pick and drilled perspex seems to not slip at all.

    For acoustic, I seem to end up with the Wegen Bluegrass 1.2mm or the Green Tortex .88 most of the time.

    Runners up, Bluechip TD40, Green Tortex .88, Wegen Bluegrass 1.2mm, V-Picks Tradition Lite, Fender Heavy

    I have numerous other picks, and can pretty much use anything except ultra thin nylon flappy picks, stone/metal/glass picks, coin shaped picks, and those huge triangular picks. I was surprised that didn't mind a couple of 3mm fat picks that came as samples from V-Picks when I ordered some other pickups.
     
  17. orourke

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    I love these Cool picks in Medium. That sandpaper-y stuff keeps it from slipping out of my hand.

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  18. kafka

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    Just the ones my mama gave me.
     
  19. scribbler

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    Started with standard Tortex 1.0mm. Moved to the .88mm Tortex sharps. Currently using the Tortex Jazz iii 1.14mm. Used a thinner .5mm Tortex recently and kinda liked it so I might change again.
     
  20. Kenny Blue

    Kenny Blue Silver Supporting Member

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    For a long time I was using Fender Extra Heavy 346 shape. Then I received a free Gravity Pick with a JHS pedal... and loved it. Since then I have been pretty much exclusively using the red Gravity Picks JHS model pick.
     

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