Originally Posted by dijos
... the dunlop tortex purple teardrop picks ... may not be super easy to find. ...
. Easy to find, just not easy to find locally, like anything that's out of the mainstream.
I use Dunlop Jazztones (#207), Dunlop teardrops (1.0 and 1.14mm), and came to them from Gibson Stars (shaped like Jazztone #207).
I liked the Gibsons very well, there's something about the material of which they're made that has a very nice, rather dark tone; however, they're no longer available and I've got about 200 left - should last me to my death.
When the Gibsons became unavailable, I tried several and got the closest tone from the Dunlop Jazztones, so I started using those.
When I want a much brighter tone I use the Tortex.
I never liked standard-shaped picks, so that's how I happened to start using the Gibson Stars.