What Kind of Picks Is Everyone Using??

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  1. Yamaha 1421

    Yamaha 1421 Supporting Member

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    Mostly Jim Dunlop Jazz III's and Jazz II's...............the originals which are a deeper darker red in color...........................but...............I do have these others.;) [​IMG]
     
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  2. BlueRiff

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    Fender 351 Heavy for .10-.46 D’addario XL standard set equipped guitars and 351 Extra Heavy for Archtop with .11-.52 round wounds. I used to use the 358 tear drops but hard to play soft when needed with such a small, heavy pick for me. I tried the Dunlop Jazz IIIs but they feel like I’m playing with a nickel - too blocky sounding.
     
  3. cugel

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    anyone want to comment on dealing with chirp from v-picks? I like the way they feel but the chirp is unbearable sometimes. Sure I can change the way I play to get rid of the chirp but that seems like too much of a hassel. I typically use a jazz iii of one form or another.
     
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    Started using the black Jazz III’s sometime in the late ‘80’s, but always found a more Fender-style pick for acoustic guitar. Just couldn’t make them work, for some reason.

    Kept looking for a Jazz III that lasted longer, but had a similar attack. The Ultex ones do that for me. One day, while buying all the ones my local shop had, I accidentally bought a bunch of Ultex Jazz III XL’s and fell in love with them. I now use them for both acoustic and electric guitars.
     
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    A friend of mine told me you had to change your technique to make it stop. I thought to myself there was no way I’d change my technique for a pick LOL! I did buy a Red Rocker and that didn’t chirp, but I just couldn’t fall in-love with that pick. There was a “scrape” to the attack over time that I just didn’t like.
     
  6. big mike

    big mike Plexi Loving Admin Staff Member

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    Never have noticed that. Must be my attack angle
     
  7. Barquentine

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    I used JAZZ 3's and really liked them but they wore out very quickly. Switched to Ernie Ball Prodigy 1.5. I like them even more and they last forever.
     
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    V Picks for electric guitar
    Blue Chip and Charmed Life for acoustic. Expensive, but they make my acoustics sound heavenly.
     
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    yep, the angle affects the chirp. Maybe my technique is wrong but at this point I do not know if the pros outweigh the cons to lead me to dump more traditional jazz iii picks. I actually think the roughed edge v-picks chirp less. I won't throw them away or anything like that; there's one in my car for some reason so you know I had it in my pocket...
     
  11. Mad Wombat

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    If you like Jazz III's, you'll probably love Dava Jazz Grips. They've been my favourites for a few years now.

    Stolen from their site:
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    Dunlop gator grip 2mm black

    Dunlop tortex black in two sizes
    Jazz 3 size in 1.14mm
    Regular size in 1.35mm

    Ernie ball prodigy 2mm.

    I am all about stiffness. The gator 2mm is my go to. It has a nice rounded edge thatcisnt to clicky.

    The two tortex ones are small and stiff. When I switch to them, my speed just about doubles. Like a batter swinging two bats, I guess. I would use these more, but a 16 year gator 2mm habit is hard to break.

    The ernie balls are new ones ibam trying out. They are super stiff and refuse to rotate or slip in my fingers. The edge is different than the gators. It feels more precise? I cant explain it. The more I use these, the more I like them.

    I've noticed that some guitars like certain picks better.

    Best thing about picks is the cost. Change your sound for pennies.

    EDIT: I almost forgot clayton acetals! I use the small and regular size in the thicker sizes. Warm sounding and stiffer.
     
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  13. the_rising

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    Clayton 1.00mm

    Played them for 20+ years...have tried others and keep coming back.

    I like the feel but also the bright attack.
     
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    Dunlop Jazz IIIs, of varying arrays
     
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    Dunlop Ultex 1.0mm
     
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    I do a ton of hybrid picking too so it’s in the mix with fingers
     
  17. Rocket88

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    Pick Of Destiny - duh!
     
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    I have a box with all sorts of plectra in the studio as swapping around can greatly affect tonality and response for recording (massive changes when recording acoustic).

    Personal favourite for a while has been the mini red Jazz III, but I add a little bit of grip tape to sit under the thumb/finger.
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  19. jamester

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    Recently switched from Tortex 1.14 Jazz III to 1.5 Ultex Flow
     
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    Fender 351 extra heavy.
     

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