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Nylon vs. Tortex Rigidity

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by h4ck.b0x7, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. h4ck.b0x7

    h4ck.b0x7 Tele-Meister

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    Has anybody found a rigidity ratio between Tortex and Nylon in like pick shapes?

    For example, I really like the Eric Johnson Jazz III picks made of nylon. Which thickness Tortex Jazz III is most like the aforementioned nylon pick in respect to rigidity?
     

  2. rooboo

    rooboo Tele-Meister

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    Rigidity ratio? Why don't you just buy a few picks in different thicknesses and try them out. They cost like nothing.
     
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  3. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Feb 12, 2011
    Around
    Your choice... Soft attack or hard attack
     

  4. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

    Apr 20, 2013
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    What does rigidity indicate?

    In the past, I thought a stiff / rigid pick would give me a very sharp attack. I looked around and bought a few anodized aluminum picks; very stiff, and unbendable (in playing conditions). It did not give me the sharp, crisp attack I thought it would. My attack sounds better / is crisper with a Fender medium. I think it has more to do with style than material.

    Nylon and Tortex have different factors that affect sound rather than just stiffness; static friction and kinetic friction values play large here as well. I think @rooboo has the right idea; spend a dollar or two and get a few. You might like them, you might hate them, who knows.

    Then again, maybe I am just speaking out my [backside] and you are asking for a different reason...
     

  5. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

    Apr 20, 2013
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    Every time I glance at this post, I see it as "heart". :lol:
     
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  6. ndeli55

    ndeli55 Tele-Afflicted

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    I've found i like harder picks. It's counter intuitive but it seems like I don't get stuck in the strings as much. No tortex will be as stiff as the nylon jbiii. Purple I think is the stiffest.
     

  7. Georox

    Georox Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 30, 2014
    The tan house in AZ
    It depends on the gauge of strings and the brand of course. :rolleyes:
     

  8. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

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  9. ndeli55

    ndeli55 Tele-Afflicted

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  10. Skully

    Skully Doctor of Teleocity

    Jun 12, 2003
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    Rigidity? Uh... I like the Tortex picks, the yellow ones. Once I discovered those, my pick search was done. FWIW, I think the Tortex is more rigid.
     

  11. Deeve

    Deeve Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Dec 7, 2009
    Ballard
    Heck, I'm using a pick-punch a pal gave me as a present.
    Credit cards, Xfinity's fake credit cards, gift cards - varied density and fwappiness.
    The punching process leaves a slightly raspy edge, but they smooth out easily on the side of a pair of new-ish Levis, top or bottom of any carpet or leave 'em rough.
    No Bison-horn, pesos, ivory or unobtanium-based magick-picks for me. . .
    Peace - Deeve
     

  12. Georox

    Georox Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 30, 2014
    The tan house in AZ

  13. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

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    In the app, you see the video preview; on a PC, you see a link to Science Magazine. I did it on a PC, not realizing the app preview kills the joke. Sorry ‘bout that.
     

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