what type of pic do you use for shredding?

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  1. sf audio

    sf audio Member

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    For those of you who play fast - what type of pics do you use? medium, hard, super hard? Big, small? Fender, dunlop? I'm looking to improve my fast picking technique - wondering if there is a consensus on what type of pics work best for shredding...probably not!

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  2. airjamie

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    Pickboy jazz work great for me. Usually smaller picks work a little better as there is less pick surface to cause drag that delays the note and more...erm...point.
     
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    not a fast player or anything, but can't imagine one better for playing fast and with control - dunlop ultex jazz 3
     
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    V-pick medium pointy.
     
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    7 String Thing has some great recommendations. I usually use a drill with a pick glued on the end for super fast runs...

    But when not drilling I wield the ultimate weapon... the Dunlop Jazz III. It's pretty much the shred standard used by many fast players (I am not fast, but I am a wannabe so I use them). :)

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Dunlop-Nylon-Jazz-III-Pick?sku=110062

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    I use a Dunlop Jazz III (red) for everything. I'm not a shredder by any means, but when I switched over from Fender extra heavies many years ago, I felt there was an immediate improvement in my picking accuracy. I'd like to try a V-Pick one of these days since people seem to be reporting similar types of improvements when they switch to those.

    -Austin
     
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    Definitely Dunlop ultex jazz IIIs.

    I used the black jazz IIIs for many years before that and they work great, too. Just a matter of preference.
     
  9. rawkguitarist

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    Exactly. Best pick for fast picking ever IMO. Very thick, but you're quite surprised at how easy they are to pick with. It has to do with the hardness of the material and the beveled edge. Yes they're not cheap, but worth every penny. And they don't really wear that fast. (I usually use one for about a month). And I havn't lost one since I got my first ones in October.

    *** But more important than what pick you use, do you practice with a metronome or drum machine? Accurate practice is what makes you fast, not the pick.
     
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    see i dont like the jazz III or the ultex jazz 3 because they sound weird to me and have this rubbery feel that i cant get over. they arent hard enough.

    I wish they made a 2mm tortex jazz pick because the snap of tortex sounds great. and i wish they made the big stubbies out of tortex.
     
  11. Pete Galati

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    I have this one gray nylon Dunlop pick that's great for playing fast. I only got the one though. Wish I had bought more.
     
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    I can't really shred. But I can pick faster and with better control with thicker, more rigid tips with sharper edges. I use Dunlop tortex "The Wedge" picks.
     

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