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Old January 15th, 2004, 09:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Who also fell in love w/ DUNLOP ULTEX picks?

I have been a fanatic user of Dunlop nylon picks (glow in the dark 0.80mm) for quite a while.

I couldn't believe at the sonic difference and feel between those nylon picks and the regular Fender of tortex ones I have been using for years.

A friend gave me a new DUNLOP ULTEX (0.73mm) to try yesterday and what can I say THEY ARE EVEN BETTER than my trusty nylons.

They feel better and sound as crisp (and maybe a tad more ) as the nylons .

They are also fuller sounding giving me a rounder tone but w/ all the beloved crispness of the nylon.

I am sold ... 8)

Anybody now if the CLAYTON ULTEM are the same rebranded pick ( I love large triangle picks and Dunlop only offers ULTEX in the regular size so I think of giving CLAYTON a try if they are EXACTLY the same w/ DUNLOP)

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Old January 15th, 2004, 12:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The Claytons seem to be made from the same plastic as the dunlop ultex, they have some slightly different gauges. I think you'll be ahppy with em.

I got hooked on these in late 2002, and they're my first choice for electric. Great picks, I like the 1.0 or 1.14's. Nice and stiff with just a touch of flex.
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Old January 15th, 2004, 01:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, absolutely! I use the 1.15's and really like them. The best part is that they last forever. I used to trash picks every other gig but these just don't wear much at all.
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Old January 15th, 2004, 01:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Brain...

Haven't tried the Ultex but I like the Nylon's... wanted to try something heavier so I picked up a 20 pack of these picks called "Brain"... they're blue and are 1.30's... nice and thick and last a while... I like them. Gotta try the Ultex, do they come in sizes over 1.0?
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Old January 15th, 2004, 01:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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the heaviest they got is the 1.14 BUT these are very stiff picks to begin with a .73mm feels more like a regular 0.9mm pick.
I also loved nylons but these ULTEX picks are better.
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Old January 15th, 2004, 01:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ultex 1.00 for me thank you!
A clear attack without sounding thin.

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Old January 15th, 2004, 02:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yes, absolutely! I use the 1.15's and really like them. The best part is that they last forever. I used to trash picks every other gig but these just don't wear much at all.
I agree, I use the Ultex .73 and they seem damn near indestructable! Very articulate attack as well.
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Old January 15th, 2004, 02:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Love the Ultex

But they cost twice as much. Nonetheless, it's just about all I use right now. I keep switching between guages which is something that I don't like doing with Tortex.
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Old January 15th, 2004, 02:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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ultex 1mm, nothing better!
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Old January 15th, 2004, 02:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I use 'em for funk-type playing, where...

I do a lot of fast, syncopated strumming, plus anywhere where a larger pick helps. Otherwise, Fender heavy 358s
(jazz teardrop) for me. I wish the ultex came in a 358 shape - THOSE would be interesting!

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Old January 15th, 2004, 03:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Free sample

I'm not sure if they're still doing it but check out jimdunlop.com. They were giving away free Ultex samples for awhile. You give them your email and a few weeks later you get a .73 in the mail.
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Old January 15th, 2004, 03:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Another vote for the Ultex picks.

Hooray!

I like the way they stick to your fingers without being annoyingly textured like Gator Grips.
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Old January 15th, 2004, 05:34 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I got one of the free samples

and I love it, too. I also like the red Fender nylon picks, but I have to find someone who stocks the Ultex locally before I lose this one.
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Old January 15th, 2004, 06:15 PM   #14 (permalink)
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OK Nick

You gave me a great pointer on the Pyramid strings so I just ordered some Dunlops. I'll let you know about them.
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Old January 30th, 2004, 04:18 AM   #15 (permalink)
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You are sooo right

Played with both 1.00 and .76 last night. The .76 is slightly brighter but they both make the sound so much more toneful. I would not have believed such a difference in tone could be had by picks alone.
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Old January 30th, 2004, 04:28 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Yep I couldn't believe it too!
BTW Scotland I think that the actual gauge of the pick is 0.73 not 0.76 but I 'll check it out! 8)
I prefer the .73 from the 1mm cause I attack the strings very hard and a medium gauge pick does not muffle my tone while a heavy one chockes it a bit.
More civilized players will be fine with the 1mm though....
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Old January 30th, 2004, 04:30 AM   #17 (permalink)
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of BTW I bought mine from these guys:


http://www.firstguitar.com/Showroom/picks.html

GREAT SERVICE and PRICES!
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I think that the actual gauge of the pick is 0.73 not 0.76 but I 'll check it out! 8)
I prefer the .73 from the 1mm cause I attack the strings very hard and a medium gauge pick does not muffle my tone while a heavy one chockes it a bit.
More civilized players will be fine with the 1mm though....
Yes Nick, once again you are right. My thoughts are identical to yours on the gauge thing. Picks, Pyramid strings....any more great tips ?
Thanks,
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I'll check that site you posted, I got the last three picks (each gauge) in the only UK shop I could find them in.
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Old January 30th, 2004, 05:19 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Thanks Nick!

For all this info, and the link, I'll see if I can find a stockist, and get some, I feel the .73mm will be for me too!.

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Old January 30th, 2004, 05:34 AM   #20 (permalink)
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the great thing about these guys is that they sent the picks WITHOUT charging any shipping cost (yes even to international buyers!).
Actually I bought 24 picks for the "Greek" price of 6 picks !
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