What pick are you currently digging? Herco Flex 75 Heavy here. :)

ripgtr

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I've tried a bunch of picks over the years, kept going back to Fender Mediums. Switched to Fender Heavy 5 or 6 years ago.
I do keep trying picks, I like the V picks feel, not as crazy about the sound.

Then about a month ago I tried a Fender Tru-Shell and I REALLY like it. About the size of a Heavy but it doesn't seem to slip and I like the way it sounds. Expensive though, but not bluechip expensive. I'd like to try one of those, but 40 bucks a pop ...
 

vintage66

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Dunlop Tortex Tlll blue 1mm. Pointier than standard but otherwise shaped like a regular pick. I’m getting paranoid that they’ll stop making them and I won’t be able to get them anymore so I’m thinking of stocking up.
 

Lonnie00

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I just had these made by a local guy for only $3 each. The white ones are solid resin and the others are a wood/resin mix. 2mm thick, smooth as a baby’s butt and they make almost zero pick noise.

 

Accoun

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Yup, Herco Flex 75. Would like to try Holy Grails, but they aren't as readily available here.
That, or your usual yellow Tortexes. Still trying to figure out if I like the normal or the sharps more.

On the other hand, bought my first little Jazz III out of curiosity and I can't get used to it.
 

Gforce013

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I really like the red bear old no. 9 in heavy. It has a similar shape to the Dunlop flow. They are expensive for a pick , but one pick last me for a long time. I used to use the v- picks or gravity but the noise the picks made got to me after awhile. Just didn’t like the chirp that they made.
 

Aslan

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V-pick medium rounded, once I tried one I have never looked back.
 

dpark39

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What are you picking with? I have been bouncing all over - from V Picks, to Dunlops, to Herco and more.

I'm LOVING the Herco Flex 75 Heavy. I think they're right around 1mm or so.

Watcha got? :)
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the herco flex 75's. I use them sideways to play with the dimples. Best pick for that kind of chime sound.
 

jrockbridge

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Blue Chip Jazz 50 is my favorite, particularly for acoustic guitar based on sound and feel. But, I do not find the pick to be as critical for electric guitar.

For electric I’ll use the Blue Chip Jazz 50, Dunlop Jazz III or even a Planet Waves Black Ice. But, the Blue Chip is still my favorite.

P.S. The Blue Chip does not seem to wear down at all.
 

portobear

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Been through lots of different Jazz III types over the last few years, my favourite is the white 1.14 mm Tortex version.

I'm currently checking out the Dunlop Flow picks, I bought a sampler pack and have been mostly playing the 1.5mm one.
 

lns

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I’ve gone back to the Jazz III shapes tortex & nylon picks because of the chirp sound produced by the ultra material. It’s especially prevalent with a lot of gain. Kind of a wolf tone that is at odds with the note I play.

this is one of the best picks ever for me
 

p.j.

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Pickboy Edge Carbon Nylon .88. It has a clicky, slightly raspy tone and feel that I have been digging a lot lately. In the past this would be a sound I would try to avoid.
 

Drew66

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I’m digging the Ultex Jazz 3 XL. Ultex is my preferred material for reasons I can’t even explain. It just sounds and feels “right” to me. I used to use standard or sharp .73 but decided to try the J3XL late last year and have loved them ever since! Everything else feels weird.

I once loved the Eric Johnson Jazz 3 years ago, but couldn’t make that tiny pick work for aggressive funk rhythm as well. The slightly larger Ultex Jazz 3 XL fixed everything about that one for how I play!
I know what you mean, ultex just feels right to me. I’ve been playing with a standard ultex pick (1.14) mostly and I use a jazz III xl a lot as well. I’m going to have to track down some jazz III xl in ultex now!
 
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