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Anyone picky about picks?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by stepvan, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. stepvan

    stepvan Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    so I seem to be really sensitive to this and was wondering if anyone else was, so the after I use a pick for a period of time (longer or shorter depending upon music style) I find that the whatever side I am using becomes worn and that little bit of wear can effect my tone/feel. So I have a used pick pile and new pick pile. Maybe I am just a little crazy and being over sensitive.
     
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  2. Weazel

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    "Anyone picky about picks?"

    Nope.
     
  3. Timmay

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    I'm happy with any pick, as long as it's a Pickboy .88mm. :D
     
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    stxrus Poster Extraordinaire

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    I’ve played V-Pick Screamers for so long that anything else just feels weird.
     
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    Sparky2 Friend of Leo's

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    I'm picky in that I need thin picks, and they should not be crafted from metal, wood, or bone.

    Worn-down is fine, but cracked and split is not.

    I'm sentimental about picks, and I always have three to five of them in my pocket at any given moment, along with an old German 1 Pfennig piece.

    :)

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  6. Buckaroo65

    Buckaroo65 Tele-Meister

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    I like those gibson heavy triangles. I want a pick i can use for guitar and mandolin, and when I play mando, normal picks turn and I end up using the flat side.
     
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    Some of my friends think I'm a little OCD, but I swear that each of my guitars sound better when using certain picks on them.
     
  8. Nick Fanis

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    They have to be 0.73 Ultex or Nylon.
    I don't like heavy or thin picks and I don't like "celluloid" picks.
     
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    I’ve found Primetone .88s to be my favorite.

    It’s not like I won’t play if I don’t have one on me at the time, but I can tell the difference in attack and tone versus a regular run of the mill Tortex or whatever.
     
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    43822C89-EE89-4931-B91B-D0E458E641F0.jpeg Yup.
    I only like, and use these.
    I haven’t been able to keep any individual one long enough to wear it out.
    I lose a bunch of them, and they are hard for me to see once I drop em’.
     
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    I like Dava Grip Tips with the rubber in the middle, I don’t drop them as often!
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  12. uriah1

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    This whole site is picky. Lol
    I prefer the thinnest lightest nylon on the planet. You can see it Quiver in the wind. Pinch harmonics are a breeze.
     
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    For me is Dunlop Jazz III XL in stiffo nylon. And because I buy them in bulk, the moment the sharp tip gets a bit rounded I throw it into the recycling bin. I always carry two in my pocket plus one hidden in my wallet.

    I also like thin to medium nylon picks for acoustic guitar work.

    I don't get the need to keep used picks that you're certainly not going to be using to play.

    Can the OP please explain why he keeps the old picks instead of just recycling or trashing them?

    GDR
     
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    Pickboy metacarbonate.

    Otherwise those big blue 3mm triangles by dunlop.
     
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    Each week I have a new favorite one. There is nothing else I'm more indecisive about.
     
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    I used Fender Tort heavies for years. If I grabbed something else I knew it immediately. They seem to wear out pretty quickly, and over the last few years they seem to move around in my fingers more. I just switched to V-picks and love them. They aren't cheap, but I've been using the same pick for a couple of weeks and it doesn't look like it has any wear on it, so in the long run I think they'll be cheaper.
     
  17. RadioFM74

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    Picks are damn important for the sound you make. More than "tone wood" or finish or other things that attract vast amounts of discussion.

    Choose your ideal picks, and change them often!
     
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    I have an old Sucrets Tin, where I keep novelty picks, artists picks, and pick types I will never use- call it a 'pick museum'
    But I'm pretty set in what I actually use:

    -on electrics, only Dunlop Tortex.73's ( yellow, regular shape )

    -on acoustic, good ol' Fender Mediums ( they just give me the perfect string tone/pick attack tone/feel) or the same gauge (.73) Dunlop Primetone for bluegrass- a little stiffer

    -on both electric and acoustic I also use Herco Flatpick/Thumbpicks, Medium as you can easily go back and forth between flatpicking and fingerpicking
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  19. DaveGo

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    Dunlop Jazz III. Now and forever. So many of the guitarists I admire love a certain very expensive pick. I tried it in the form closest to the Jazz III and didn't see what all the fuss was about at all. Plus I have a cat with a pick fetish who actively runs nightly search missions for picks I've been foolish enough to leave lying around. Losing a $60 pick would give me the vapors.
     
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    Yep - only classic celluloid for me - heavy or extra heavy
     
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