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Your favorite guitar pick

Postby johnthebrucelee » Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:54 am

The title says it all... What kind of pick do you use either shredding or rythm? I prefer the heavy gauges of Dunlop Derlin and tortex picks. I'm currently trying with a jazz pick (sharp end). What's yours? :o
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Re: Your favorite guitar pick

Postby Deansolo » Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:51 am

johnthebrucelee wrote:The title says it all... What kind of pick do you use either shredding or rythm? I prefer the heavy gauges of Dunlop Derlin and tortex picks. I'm currently trying with a jazz pick (sharp end). What's yours? o
Okay...I've tried 'em all...even tried those polished stone picks...For years I thought the best all around plectrum was a Fender Medium.... But for the last couple of years (don't laugh until you try it) I've been making custom picks out of those fake credit cards that I'm always getting in the mail. I must get three a week. Anyway, I have this little cardboard template shaped like a fender pick that I use to trace the shape onto the fake credit card, then I cut it out and do a final shape with a fingernail emery board and...voila! custom pick. :D

Hey, they work for me. :)
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Re: Your favorite guitar pick

Postby Moose6 » Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:40 am

Medium tortex. Used to use .60mm Dunlop nylon.

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Re: Your favorite guitar pick

Postby mrmetal » Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:58 am

1.14s

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Re: Your favorite guitar pick

Postby MetalHead » Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:14 am

I played 2.0 stubbys(VERY PLASTIC) for a while, but now I'm
going with less :)
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Re: Your favorite guitar pick

Postby hashima » Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:48 am

Dunlop Jazz III nylon `^°$&"§$!/?;

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Re: Your favorite guitar pick

Postby frethead » Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:17 pm

Dunlop Blues, I got them Dunlop Blues.
Tortex turtle, 1.0 mm
I also used the Fender mediums for years, because I liked the firmness ( firmth?!) ,but, I always thought they were a hair too thin.

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Re: Your favorite guitar pick

Postby Rock » Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:03 am

Moose6 wrote:Medium tortex. Used to use .60mm Dunlop nylon.


I am the same, been using these ones called Planet Waves .61mm dont give a toss about brands, if they feel like I want, without shredding to pieces when u scape em along the strings, I will use them. :) I like a bit of flexibilty in the pick, too firm I tend to break more strings, and I cant seem to play as smooth and fast, not that I am big on shredding these days. :wink:

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Re: Your favorite guitar pick

Postby crisguitar » Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:33 am

either .96 or 86..an they gotta b matt i hate shiney 1's

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Re: Your favorite guitar pick

Postby dave1021 » Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:19 pm

Dunlop blue tortex or Fender heavy.
Depends on if my hands are dry or if some dude just spilled a shot of Jager on my hand while trying to hand it to me on stage ( true story ).
They just feel different at different times.

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Re: Your favorite guitar pick

Postby Fretman » Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:13 pm

Mostly Fender heavy, but I'm working a lot without a pick lately.

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Re: Your favorite guitar pick

Postby Rock » Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:57 am

Man...seems like most here like pretty heavy picks, why do u ppl prefer them so heavy??? Is like having a small plank of wood in your fingers. :)

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Re: Your favorite guitar pick

Postby crisguitar » Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:21 am

Rock wrote:Man...seems like most here like pretty heavy picks, why do u ppl prefer them so heavy??? Is like having a small plank of wood in your fingers. :)


i dnt..thick r horribe you have no feel over the strings using them!!!!

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Re: Your favorite guitar pick

Postby Fretman » Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:34 am

Been using heavys for the last 20 years so I guess I'm just comfortable with them.

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Re: Your favorite guitar pick

Postby mrmetal » Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:02 am

I don't see how people can play with a flimsy, limp piece of plastic.

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