351 pick

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  1. albatros

    albatros TDPRI Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I'm looking for a good 351-shaped pick like the one BB King seemed to use, with bold rounded edges, for clear tone.
    Do you have any suggestion?
    Thanks
    Francesco

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    corliss1 Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    www.thepickshoppe.com

    You might look here. They have quite a selection of flatpicks.

    They do have a D'Andrea 351 in stock.

    Carol is very nice and easy to deal with.

    I'm not affiliated with them.
     
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    rz350 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I would pick the 351 Cleveland...

    Sorry, wrong 351... ;) ford-cleveland-tech-1971-boss-351-on-stand.jpg
     
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    +1 on the Dunlop Primetones. Excellent material that has a nice snap to it for rythym work and doesn't wear out like a regular pick. The ones I get do have a speed bevel though.
     
  6. jrblue

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    "bold rounded edges" and "for clear tone"? Not sure what you mean. Those look like utterly standard shapes. Do you mean that the edges are thicker than usual and rounded? And by "clear tone" do you mean "strong fundamental"? (Sharper picks yield clearer tone, though with a quicker attack and perhaps less "oomph" for the fundamental.) I find that the edge does make a fair degree of difference in the attack and tone, and based only on those pictures, I would suggest a thicker Ultex or Primetone, and that you avoid acrylic picks. A thick-ish Blue Chip pick, without beveling, would probably be perfect, but they are costly and not for pick-losers. It's easy to shape picks and pick edges if you want to get into it. I use fingernail polishing/buffers and they work great. I don't lose my picks, so tweezing them is worth it. For what it's worth, my favorite is Charmed Life's "red" pick, which IMO does everything really well.
     
  7. Toto'sDad

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    I don't know how you would go about getting one, but I bought a pick at a Tommy Emmanuel show that his name on it that I like better than any pick I've ever seen anywhere. It's got rounded, but not too rounded edges, is a pretty hefty gauge, and is JUST RIGHT!
     
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    These are a pretty thick pick but they have the right shape.....I like them. dunlop-jazztone-207-picks.jpg Th
     
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    Herco flex 75 or fender celluloid for me when I need a 351 style pick (depending on what thickness I need)
     
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  10. albatros

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    I've got it and I'll tell you about it as soon as possible. Bye. Francesco Dunlop primeTone.jpg
     
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  11. albatros

    albatros TDPRI Member

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    "Clear" (in my mind & in my ears) = no color, no fuzz, no clic
     
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    I've switched from the Jim Dunlop 2mm Big Stubbies to Thalia wood picks, 1.4mm. Need to hand contour the edges but sound and feel great. Dunlop-Lexan, Thalia-Santos Rosewood, Bubinga and Purpleheart.
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  13. albatros

    albatros TDPRI Member

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    Ok, here I am. I've tried the Dunlop Primetone 1,5 mm. Flat response, no colour, no fuzz, no clic. If you dig into the strings without tilting your wrist, it gives you a vibrant and clear yet uncompressed tone à la B.B. King. With single coil it can sound surprisingly "nude" until you adjust your picking technique. In conclusion, a would call it an HI-FI plectrum.
     
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