What Kind of Picks Is Everyone Using??

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  1. GuitarMike69

    GuitarMike69 Member

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    Dunlop Green Tortex .88 mm picks since the early 80s. I also like the Dunlop Big Stubby 2.0 mm and the 3.0 mm when I want something pointier.
     
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  2. graedb

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    Dunlop tortex .88mm since 1988. I've not bought any others to be honest and only ever used something else while out at a store or a friends place and didn't bring my own.
    It'd probably be a bit of a learning curve to use something else but after so long, why bother?:)
     
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  3. GiorgioV

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    I go through phases, I only played v-picks for a couple of years for example, but I always go back to dunlop nylons in the end. 1 mm or 1.07 (I think, the blue one anyways).
     
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    Fender medium- always and forever
     
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  5. fendergeek

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    The red, white and blue ones, much easier to find them
     
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  6. RJLII

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    I have big mitts and the teardrop picks don't work for me. These have been my solution for the last 30+ years. I bought a half gross as I recall.

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    I like the picks that Lollar makes too. They make them out of bobbin material. They're a matte finish that's easy to hold on to, and the edge gives a raw attack on the string. It's great for blues. LINK



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  7. Brian Johnston

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    I usually use V-Pick... the Blackhole when playing lead and higher-gain music (with my Solar)... the Traditional when playing something more along the lines of a strat-tele. I use Timbertones when picking an acoustic (I prefer the wood sound on the strings). I've gone through a LOT of different picks to narrow down what I like.
     
  8. aynirar27

    aynirar27 All You Need Is Rock and Roll Gold Supporting Member

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    Wow, there are a lot of styles of V picks
     
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  9. TheGuildedAge

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    I came to say this. I hold mine upside too. I've been using them for over 20 years and can't even play other picks the right way.

    I use the .73 for electric stuff, and for lighter acoustic stuff, it's 95% fingerstyle or I like the real thin white dunlops for chords.
     
  10. AnthonyL

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    Electric - Jazz III

    Acoustic - Blue Chip
     
  11. hendrik7

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    With ghost rims. Best. Pick. Ever.
     
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  12. schmokes15

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    I’m constantly bouncing between Dunlop 3m stubby (the small ones), gravity Tripp and V-Pick dimension. I actually will swap between all 3 during a gig based on the songs we are playing. However, I don’t really have a rhyme or reason as to why I actually do that, and I can’t guarantee that my choices remain consistent from gig to gig.
     
  13. big mike

    big mike Plexi Loving Admin Staff Member

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    One can order them with name lasered on. It’s definitely fun
     
  14. Surgeon

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    Yay I’m not alone!
    Cool that you use them upside down, you have one extra corner too!
    For acoustic I use the lighter gray ones (50-something) since I mostly strum and very hard too...
     
  15. Blue Fin

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    I also find the Tortex to be a bit slippery.
     
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  16. TheGuildedAge

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    It's funny how acclimated we get. The only exception is if I am in the mood to play really fast shred stuff, I will use a Dava or Jazz pick with just a hint of plastic showing beyond my thumb.

    Same with acoustic. My old bands did a lot of radio shows and things like that where I wanted more control over my dynamics, so I used my fingers so much I can't really use a pick on acoustic unless it's chords or fast runs, and it feels foreign to me.
     
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  18. ChipOnly

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    Jazz III 2.0 in ultex. I wish they weren't black. Anything but black. Drop a pick? Gone forever.
     
  19. Ace1432

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    My #1 go-to pick for playing anything is:

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    classic green tortex .88

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    i have been known to switch to a .73 for songs with heavy strum patterns because i put a death grip on my pick and if im strumming and hit the strings weird, PEW! off goes my pick and i look like a goober trying to locate a new one.

    and a side note, ive been trying to learn how to use THESE BASTARDS :

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    and i feel like ive been failing miserably. ive seen people wear them in a way that the pick covers the fingertip, but then i just glance off the strings and it sounds like crap, but if i wear them like a claw, they get caught up too easily and pop off my fingers.
     
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